I’m just going to preface that I’m not going to include at the end of my blog posts when I think I’m going to post next because I almost never meet that self-set deadline and that is just disappointing for both of us.
On another note, wow. The semester is 1/4 of the way done as I complete week 4 and I am PANICKING. Classes and work are going GREAT, but as most people might know, my best friend Hannah Shipley will be graduating come May and, well, I can’t even imagine being at this school without her. So for now, I’m just going to pretend that this semester is never going to end. Here is just a little update on where I am at the current moment:
On the academic front, things are going really well. Almost too well. I’m in 15 hours this semester, which consists of Contemporary Issues in Nutrition (THANK GOD FOR THE END OF MY CORE CLASSES), Human Trafficking in the US, Constitutional Law: Powers, Race at the Movies, and Argumentation & Debate. Three of these classes are block courses that I attend for about 3 hours once a week, and I was really worried about it, but wow, I love these classes. Sometimes getting up to go to them can be hard, but once I get there I never want to leave, there is just so much to learn. As for my regular meeting classes, Nutrition is a core class, but we do get to make food in the labs so that’s fun. And my Constitutional Law class is the same format and with the same professor as my Constitutional Law: Rights and Liberties class last semester, so knowing the ropes allows me to get more information out of the class other than what will be on the tests.
I’m still working at TCU’s Academic Athletic Services Office as a tutor, and it’s one of those jobs that doesn’t feel like work. I love being able to help people with their school work, and honestly, nothing is better than having a student come in excited to tell me about a grade they got on their assignment. I’ve taken back some time this semester, working about 8 hours a week rather than 15 to give me time to study for the upcoming LSAT and invest my time in different places as well.
I am now the Vice President of Administration for AOII, and I’m also serving as the Executive Director for Collaborative Greek Alliance, so I’m working hard to plan our day of service, Greeks in the Streets. If anyone has any contacts in Fort Worth organizations who need volunteers, let me know!
Overall, I’m feeling good. I feel prepared and motivated to get stuff done. I’ve applied for internships and explored new volunteer opportunities, and I’m beginning to focus in on what I want to do in the future. It’s a complete 180-degree turn from last semester (here’s my plugged-in reflection of Fall 2018) in which I was always busy and literally not comprehending how I was getting through each week with work, school, and extracurricular organizations, and – humble brag- still managed to end up with a 4.0. I’m happy with how everything is turning out, and I’m so happy to have the privilege to be at TCU learning the things that I’m learning. Now I have two 5-paged papers to write, two exams to study for, and Zootopia to watch and analyze. 🙂
2 thoughts on “The Semester is 1/4 of the Way Over…”
I always love your blog, Kendall. RE: orgs looking for volunteers in Ft.Worth, you may want to reach out to your cousin Emily. Also, her sister Casey is 2 semesters away from her degree, with a double major: nutrition and psych. Of course, you probably know all this!
BTW, I’m determined to find a video of Shakira hips!
Totally agree with Aunt Paula… always look forward to reading your blogs . Keep them coming 🖌. Have a wonderful weekend and birthday….. better get those papers done before Monday… LOL