Q:It's almost friday! Hugs for you! Keep being awesome!
Only 23 minutes! But I’ll be asleep before then (ahhhh glorious sleep!)
Q:You have at least two anons cheering you on! You should bake for yourself, because you deserve things as beautiful as the things which you create ^^
Thanks, anon. The thing is, I like the act of baking more than eating what I bake. It isn’t that my baking isn’t good (I think I bake well) but I appreciate what I do more when other people can appreciate it. Plus, I don’t like eating really late and I usualyl bake in the evenings, so I’m never hungry by the time they’re done. So I’ll only eat like three.
I have been doing copious amounts of baking this semester. It’s pretty well known. I’ve baked for every APO bake sale, a bunch of APO events, and a bunch of times in between. I’m pretty impressed with myself that I haven’t gotten sick of baking yet.
1. Find someone who appreciates it. My…
Q:You're halfway there :D in the Week. You're an awesome friend, and I know you'll be able to push through. Here's a hug for you! Good luck!
Anon! Who are you?! Let me bake you something!!!! :D
Of all the weird things that could’ve happened today, I got a papercut on my tongue from licking an envelope.
Just right: An array of sensors is embedded in a material designed to fit a beating heart perfectly.
WOAAAAHHHHHHH I love science I love my major I love anatomy I love physiology can I just know everything and work already?
Sometimes I have a slight determination but I just want to put off doing something for just another five minutes. I have come to realize that I do this very often, as if that slight five minutes is justification and almost a marker of when I should start doing work. It’s weird, I know. But it…
Not Being on Campus
I have found that simply being off campus has been a tremendous improvement to my mood and anxiety. I’ve definitely been making use of my brother living close by to take the weekend away from the dorms and away from the stress that being on Tech’s campus brings.
There’s that incessant pressure that Georgia Tech gives me: to do well, to be intelligent, to work hard, and to be competitive. While it’s great to be ambitious, I’ve felt the poisonous qualities of it, where it had started to consume me, and I think I enjoy being free of it.
I enjoy being able to look at my grades and be only slightly concerned for them, because I feel wholeheartedly that I learned something in my classes, which is my goal in being in school. I don’t want my grades to define my intellect, nor my skills. They are some sort of indicator, but do not tell the story, and I want to embody that concept. I also enjoy relishing in the thought that I am going to school not for anybody else, but for me, to improve my own skills and knowledge for my own sake because I genuinely want to, and not just to get a job. I most thoroughly enjoy allowing myself to have a positive college experience: to join organizations and make steps to improving my skills from experiences apart from classes. For this, I thoroughly thank Alpha Phi Omega. They are my brothers, and my college family. Through this organization, I have been able to realize my potential in many different areas and realize that I can, in fact, make a great difference in the community and in my own life.
But back to not being on campus. I have my brother’s dog (whom I call my baby) next to me and she comforts me all the time. She is one of my sunshine’s and I love her and I can’t help but feel delighted when she bounds towards me at the door, demanding my attention and love. If I had my own dog, I’d want her: kind of wild and very clingy. A ball of fur and love and affection.
Tuesday Night Haiku
Almost mid hell week
Getting through it okay yay
Tech, this is a first
Q:You're pretty awesome. I want to be more specific than that without accidentally offending or anything like that. So, what compliments do you like ^^
This message has been really encouraging, anon! Can I just hug you? Just knowing that you intend to compliment me is more than enough! You’re a real sweetheart, whoever you are :3
Q:You're so awesome :D You can get through hell week! I believe in you, and you should too if you don't already :)
Thank you so much for the encouragement! I’m just trying to get through one tging at a time. Trying not to worry about everything at once because I’ve learned that for me, it’s incredibly counter-productive.
There are poisonous people in my life and I have decided to cut them out.
Saturday before hell week
I think some updates are in order. Just a few because I’m pretty tired and I’m typing on my phone.
The Open House for my research position was a success. While it didnt take an effect like we anticipated, I think we reached out to quite a number of students. I would say that around 50 students and faculty showed up. I do wish that we had advertised more to faculty though. We also have quite a bit of interest for the mentorship program which is great.
Initiation happened and our chapter of Alpha Phi Omega has 14 new brothers. We’ll have 15 by the end of tomorrow, since one pledge missed initiation for a very legitimate and unavoidable reason. Yay brotherhood!
Josh and I just passed our one and a half year mark. Yay!
The migraines have been occuring less often though I’m still getting them. By now, I’m very sure that they’re stress-related though I am going to use that referral to a neurologist at some point (when I have the time).
My grades are doing well. Yay! I’m trying to be a good student and balance everything else. It’s great most of the time, but it’s kind of skewed towards everything else rather than academics during the past two weeks because of research and APO. But its time to get my game together for school! Yay hell week….
Time to sleep. Gotta encourage that neural encoding. :)
Saturday before Hell week Haiku
Pollen in the air
All inside studying hard
Free me from Tech’s grasp
Hell week is coming
Projects papers tests and stress
No no no no no