Yesterday I thought I felt it starting…and today…I knew it was for real. Some people started having senioritis last semester, and I knew that it would hit me eventually…but I didn’t expect it to hit me like a ton of bricks. I had homework and other things to do last night, but all I wanted to do was socialize and wander. Then, once that feeling left….I was exhausted and I fell asleep on the table where I was studying. This morning I woke up at 8:05 a.m. when my class started at 8:00 a.m., which was the first time I have overslept all semester. I made it through my morning classes somehow without coffee, but by this afternoon….I was a lost cause. I spent 2 hours in Starbucks trying to take notes on my reading for my last class of the day, but even the smallest things kept distracting me (maybe it was because I was in Starbucks). Then I went to my last class, and just felt completely dead and lethargic….so I’m pretty sure that this is it….I truly do have senioritis.
I always told myself that I would never have it….but I do. It’s nearly impossible to get up the motivation to do anything other than go hang out with someone, go to Starbucks, or to get food. And the worst part is…I’m slap happy 75% of the time. This gets pretty exhausting…so I have enlisted the help of my dear friend Starbucks to get me through the next 6 weeks or so. Today, I was double fisting my Starbucks, with a venti water in one hand and a tall blonde roast coffee in the other…and yes, both were completely necessary. So I can only hope that I find the money somewhere to feed this massive caffeine addiction that I feel coming on….because the next few weeks are going to be rough.
Earlier this summer, after I started my internship at Vera Bradley, I mentioned that I had been trying out drinking coffee for the first time…ever. When it was right in front of me, free, and I was tired during long days at work, I would try it out from time to time, but always with plenty of creamer. Now I am interning at Slingshot SEO, and I am once again dabbling in this drinking coffee business. With 20+ hours a week at my internship, working on campus, 12 hours of class, and driving in between everything, I get worn down pretty quickly, and the coffee that is in the break room right next to my desk is pretty tempting.
So why am I bothering to write about this whole issue? Here is the deal: For the first time…I kind of like the coffee. Yes, I said it….I like the coffee. Even though it has lots of sugar and creamer in it, I don’t cringe each time I take a drink anymore, which is most definitely progress! And, for the last few years I have been a “tea and cream-based drink only” Starbucks customer. I know every single combo of tea and syrup, and I have tried everything else that is non-coffee based. That has limited my choices a tad bit…and now I am ready to get crazy…with my Starbucks orders. The only problem is…I don’t know how to order coffee at Starbucks. No longer can I simply rattle off, “I’ll have a venti iced black tea with raspberry” (that is my go-to drink). Now, I have to learn their menu for the first time…ever. And I don’t even know what half of those words mean!! So, please comment with words of wisdom, guidance, or drink suggestions…because I truly need all the help I can get.
Just imagine the possibilities with me for a moment.....mmm...
As soon as the Indy 500 and my Princess activities were finished, my parents and I drove to Fort Wayne to move me into my apartment for the summer. I am interning with Vera Bradley all summer long, and since it is located in Fort Wayne and I live on the other side of the state, I had to find a place to live and a roommate for a few months (luckily, Vera helped out). Before race weekend I only had a day to pack up all of my stuff for the weekend and the summer, and my poor parents, sister, and future brother-in-law were nice enough to put everything in the car and drive it up. Let me just say that when they opened the back of the vehicle, things fell out…and my Dad could never see out of the rear view mirror because there was so much in the car. Not everything fit….but they brought up as much as humanly possible….which was still impressive!
I officially moved into my apartment on Memorial Day, and ever since I have been trying to get caught up on decorating, posting pictures, doing things for my internship, blogging, meeting the other interns, and sleeping. Being a grown up really is exhausting….especially when you are trying to be social at the same time. And unfortunately, there aren’t nap breaks in the middle of the day at work…so…I have been giving coffee a try for the first time ever (I’m like Olivia, tea is my thing usually). It’s not so bad…when it is half creamer and sugar.
I would include photos of my new apartment….but I only have one. So…this is the only proof that I have that I am not living out of my car any longer. Don’t worry, the apartment is almost complete…and a photo tour will be coming soon!
Sitting out on our porch with our fun lights...it's so nice to be a grown up...