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Hi I'm Katie, I am a junior at Butler. I am a Strategic Communication major with a focus in Public Relations. I love being involved in campus and hold positions in College Mentors for Kids and Dawg Pound. I am also a Butler Student Ambassador, Morton Finney Scholar, and a member of Pi Beta Phi. I am huge Indy sports fan! Currently I am studying abroad in Sydney Australia!

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It’s I’m Dead Week.

So this week is the week where for other schools it’s a time to prep for finals, but here at Butler it’s just another week to remind yourself that you don’t go to an easy school. It’s only Monday, and because of how much stuff I have due I already think that tomorrow is Wednesday. Yes, it’s that bad.

I know I tend to do this a lot. I mean I like to list things a lot, which is to show you that I’m crazy, but then also to remind myself the things I need to do this week. Today I’ve already completed my Spanish oral exam as well as work on my personal branding project, but if you don’t mind I would like to list again! Here goes nothing :)

12/10: Research Methods group assignment due , Group presentation for Indiana State Library
12/11: Women and Rock research paper due by 5 PM
12/12: Firebelly Marketing (my other job)
12/13: Spanish quiz

I realize this may not seem crazy, but then just wait until next week.

12/16: Graphic Design presentation (FINAL) self branding/ save the arts project
12/17: Research proposal paper due
12/18: Women and Rock FINAL due
12/19: Research Methods Test 2

It doesn’t seem a lot, it’s just that all of these take a lot of research/time, so I’ll be hiding out for a little bit. On top of all this I’m still trying to figure out Australia shenanigans out, because my counter part in Australia is taking forever to get back with me. Wish me luck everyone!

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Where I will be soon!

What’s In My Backpack?

I am clearly losing my mind when my blog posts are now becoming about what’s in my backpack. However it is true that I am losing my mind because lately all I can think about is how complicated my study abroad plan has become, but that is a completely different story. Lately, I have been doing really cheesy blogs, so I thought instead of doing another cheesy blog I would let you know what’s in my backpack.

This thought came up because I see this in magazines sometimes where they ask a celebrity what’s in their bag… Yes I know I’m not a celebrity or as cool as a celebrity, it’s fine. Just go with the flow on this one. Also I’m just going to go in the sections of my bag, because I have a lot of stuff in my bag and we could be here for a while if I do every individual thing.

Top Pocket:
Headphones, EOS lip balm, pens/pencils, Butler basketball tickets, change
All of these items are extremely important, but if I would have to pick one thing that I want to talk to you about it is my EOS lip balm. I realize this sounds ridiculous considering I had basketball tickets in my backpack, but you probably are tired of hearing me talk about Butler basketball. EOS LIP BALM IS AMAZING. For one you can get your entire mouth in one swoop. It’s like a two for one. Also it’s packaging is so cute, which I don’t see why that matters but it’s awesome and I love it. Just try it, it’s around $3 at Walgreens and it’s worth it.

eosSide note: Found out that EOS stands for Evolution of Smooth while writing this so that should tell you something.

Main Pocket:
Study abroad per-departure packet, Spanish book, Spanish notebook, planner
This is very typical of what you’ll see in my backpack on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings. If you know me then you know that I live by my planner. I am probably a planning addict. That doesn’t sound good when I say it like that, BUT I love my planner, and I feel so much better when everything is laid out. Just try it if you feel stressed out. Plus I might have splurged a little on my planner, so I think it’s really pretty. I know you are probably judging me right now. That’s fine, I know I’m a weirdo when it comes to the planner situation.

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This is my Vera Bradley planner that I love.

So this is what happens when I’m stressed out and don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. I write really weird things, so for your sake and my sake I hope that the light at the end of the tunnel for study abroad becomes clear. Until then my posts might start to get weirder….

Almost Done

At a lot of other schools there is a week at the end of semester called Dead Week. This is the week where you are supposed to be preparing for finals and getting everything set for the stressful week that is ahead. Unfortunately, at Butler dead week doesn’t exist, so this week has been completely insane. Today at 215 PM I will finally be able to say that I am completely done with everything for this week, and I can relax. To say I am excited is an understatement.

Here is a little snapshot of what I had to do this week:
Promotional Writing 15-20 minute group presentation
Spanish 102 Cultural Project 20 minute group presentation
Arts Administration 10 minute presentation
Design and Production online portfolio
Global and Historical Studies research paper 5-6 pages

All this on top of still completely assignments for the classes, as well as trying to figure out my life with summer jobs, and balancing sorority craziness. Thankfully the company I am talking with for my possible summer job is extremely understanding. To explain the sorority craziness, this week is not only our philanthropy week but also our senior week. This means that we have to do a lot more than usual, which is totally fine besides it is the craziest week ever. However, I am extremely excited for our philanthropy event as well as senior week. I love the seniors and will miss them so much!

Tomorrow expect to see a blog of complete excitement from me. By then I will have been probably a complete 24 hours stress free, that is until Sunday when I realize I need to start studying for finals. Good luck to all the students out there! We are almost done! Here’s a video of how I look during finals week.

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DONE

My first semester of my sophomore year is officially done. I had four finals in two days, and basically had to study non stop. Here is the basic life of a college student during finals week. Play massive amounts of Pandora with either complete rage music or very calming music. Then drink tons of caffeine or Starbucks or even use every possible free thing Butler provides you whether it be food, drinks or any other stress less thing you can come up. Then try to find rooms in Jordan, Gallahue, Irwin, or any other possible building you can think of. After all that is accomplished study away your life as much as possible.

The only problem with this idea is that Butler decided to have a speech competition held on our campus on the Saturday before finals which typically is intense cram time for many students. Many students had trouble finding a room to study in, but I was able to find a place in Gallahue to study. On Monday I had my Strategic Communications final and my Music final for my PCA. On Tuesday I had my Media Literacy final and my Spanish final. Needless to say I am glad that I am officially done with everything. I studied pretty much all day everyday from Saturday to Tuesday.

Now that finals are done I’m just hanging around campus basically going home whenever I feel like it since I live so close. I hope everyone isn’t dying from finals!

Here’s two girls I couldn’t stop watching during finals week to keep me laughing!

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