College,  Lifestyle

A Letter to My Subscribers

Hi. How have you been? It’s been AWHILE since I’ve last written, not including my accidental posts, whoops. So, I thought I’d take a second to update you on the past month. A lot has happened. For starters, I’m officially in my third year at FSU. I know it’s crazy, even crazier I’m officially twenty, cue the existential crisis!

Third-year that means, moving off-campus, starting my advanced writing classes, new jobs, and trying to balance clubs with my meager social life, traveling, you guys, and mental health. Getting dizzy yet? Sorry, I will slow down.

That’s right, my dream of having an aesthetically pleasing apartment came true, and the best part…it came with a cat! Okay, not really, but my roommates were able to bring them now that we live off-campus.  There’s Cami, a small one with high key anxiety. We’re making progress, though; she no longer runs at the mere thought of making eye contact. And then, there’s the chunker, Mason. Weighing in at 20 pounds, Mason is all love, and the main reason I can only do homework at cafes. Following me around, he’ll wait till I get set up at my desk, like a true gentleman, and then he’ll sit on my laptop, nudging me with his head waiting to be pet. I pretend to be upset for approximately .02 seconds and ultimately give in. 

So now, I have taken up permanent residency at my favorite cafe. I started my advanced fiction workshop, meaning countless readings. I’d be lying though if I said I didn’t enjoy it. I’ve already learned so much in just the first couple weeks; I mean, how can you not when your professor is not only a well-known author but has Stephen King’s phone number? Intimidating? A little, but not nearly as bad as I thought it’d be. He prepped us with the comforting knowledge that all our writing sucks, but it’s only going to get better.  I’m still more than a little nervous about my upcoming short story workshop.

Speaking of writing, I got another job! In addition to working as a Graphic Designer, I’m also a Technical Writer. I interview professors and Ph.D. students about their research and write short articles on them.  I’m also still writing for Her Campus. I even went to a Her Campus event. It was Friday the 13th, we had just finished bonding games, and now it was time to start the movie. We had voted before pizza, sure, the options weren’t great, but that’s what happens when you sign up to watch a horror movie when you can’t even get through the trailers. The lights turned down, and the white text slide across the screen: The Conjuring. A shiver ran down my spine, reminding me that I didn’t bring a hoodie to shield my eyes. Two weeks later, and I still have to fall asleep to reruns of Friends. That being said, I’m already counting down the days until the next movie night, especially since this time we’re watching Hocus Pocus!

I’m also in Delta Nu Zeta, a service sorority.  We recently had our bid night, and it was so much fun. Fake snow littered the ground, and music streamed out of the speakers as I chatted with my friends, my big and I showing them the beautiful moves we had picked up at our recent gym dance class. Sidenote: I’ve been obsessed with trying different gym classes. The moves didn’t stop as we settled into teams for our own version of Pitch Perfect’s Riffoff. Despite a steady stream of song titles, we eventually ran out and took home second place. 

All of this has been a crazy whirlwind, especially when you add two weeks of congestion and coughing fits. However, now, my health, both mentally and physically, is back on track, meaning more blog posts!

Let me know what you’ve been up to in the comments! And leave any suggestions for posts you want to see in the upcoming weeks!

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