I know it's been FOREVER since I've last written, so I will do several blogs over the next few days to catch everyone up!
First, I spent this past summer working at the same agency my Mom and cousin, Andrew, work at. I was doing some administrative background stuff; basically just helping out until a permanent staff could be found for the position. It was a HIGHLY stressful job but I gained an unbelievable amount of experience, not only in the work I was doing, but also in learning how to deal with certain situations on a professional level. My mom was a lot of help in helping me sort out the scrambled mess that was my brain at the end of every day (often handing me a glass of wine! :-) )
I got to know an amazing and wise women at this job, who taught me more about life and working in a corporation than I could have ever hoped. I look up to this woman as if she were part of the Great-Aunt generation.
So after this summer of working full time, I headed back to New Paltz for my final year of college! (For my undergrad. degree anyways) I am now living in a house with 5 other people (3 of whom I knew prior to moving in) and we are having a wonderful time together! The house is old and definitely has lots of character, but we all love it and call it home. It's not REALLY walking distance to campus, so we carpool in every day (only 4 out of us 6 have cars).
I still have my job with the Student Association (SA) as the Council of Organizations Chair. I have only had one meeting so far this semester with all of my clubs/organizations but they all seem to be fairly enthused to be involved. As for our executive board in SA, 4 of us have returned to our positions (Well our President used to be the Senate chair) and we have added 3 new members. I love all of these people very much! The 3 other girls are like my sisters and 2 of the guys are like big brothers to me :-) We're all very close and spend a lot of time together!
As always, my school work load is ridiculous and I am very busy. Between 6 classes, my job w/ SA (which is 12 office hours a week with about 5 hours worth meetings added on), and my current internship (another 7-8 hours a week) I have found myself VERY busy! Don't get me wrong! I am in no way complaining! I love my job, my classes, my internship, and all the people I spend this time with... I just have very little down time.
Of course, I have been going home quite frequently as I cannot live without seeing my brother, sister, and animals (mainly the new puppy)! ... And my parents :-p
But, as my mom says, she doesn't care for the reasons that I go home, b/c everyone in the house reaps the benefits!
I don't really plan on blogging about the new puppy as that's probably mom's thing. I AM going to start blogging about my current internship, however, because it is proving to be VERY educational and exciting! (Those posts are soon to come!)
I THINK that's all for now... Like I said, I'll start working on blogs about my internship (probably this weekend when I'm less overwhelmed by homework) and look forward to being able to share my experiences with you all.
It is my goal to blog at least once every two weeks to keep everyone updated on my life as a college Senior (!!!!) :-D
And with that, it's time I go to bed.