Back to School in a Week

Hello.  A week from today I go back to finish out my junior year of college.  This semester I will be taking a biology science with a lab, a journalism class, a pre-1800 course and a Women’s Studies class.  I also have Fridays off!!  Schedule is the following:

Intro to Women’s Studies and Digital Reporting on Mondays and Wednesdays with an added Stressed Out Lab on Wednesdays. Stressed Out is my biology science which sounds wicked cool and more like psychology which is more my speed.

Stressed Out lecture and Digital Reporting on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

In other news, I got a job at Starbucks downtown Portsmouth!!  I am so super excited because it is my favorite place and I know every one who works there. I am just waiting for the background check to go through, you know, with all my illegal activity and stuff (insert eye roll emoji here).  But it is corporate and it’s routine.  I’m hoping I’ll get a discount because I go there every day.  Also, I’m thinking about just having my paychecks on tab there because I can almost guarantee that all the money I make will go right back in.

When I was in high school, I worked at Old Navy for the summer, but besides that, I have only ever really worked on campus so I am super excited to have my first real-person job!  I have had small jobs here and there, but Starbucks will be the big leagues for me.

So back to school next week;  I have mixed feelings because I love getting to see all my friends again and being out of the house, but at the same time it’s very peoplely outside and I love my couch and TV.  Also, yes, peoplely is a word, look it up!  It’s also on my personal Instagram bio.  My mom found this T-Shirt online that used the word and I love it.  The week before every semester I always get anxious because my every day schedule is changing and if you have anxiety like I do, then you know that it doesn’t like change one bit.  Even if the change isn’t that big, anxiety makes it seem daunting and super different even though it’s not.  Thats the thing about anxiety; it makes everything a much bigger deal than it really is and in your mind you can know that, but that does nothing to calm the anxiety.  I hate it when someone says “it’s fine, just don’t be anxious.”  Like, okay I’m on it.  It’s like telling someone not to breathe or think.

Although I am a bit anxious about the upcoming semester, I am also looking forward to spending more time with my friends and moving on to my senior year.  I don’t know if I’m ready to graduate in a year and a half, it scares me to think that I’ll have to live in the real world.  But as my friend Monica Geller once said in season 1 episode 1 of Friends, “Welcome to the real world! It sucks, you’re gonna love it!”

Love you all!

PS: That quote will be on my graduation cap, mark my words.

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