Last semester, I worked so much that I barely had time to study and I hardly even felt like a student. I was this strange “phantom senior” who was only in my room between 11 p.m. and 7:30 a.m., and who lived out of my plethora of Vera Bradley bags. Some people would love this kind of schedule…but I couldn’t stand it. It was like I was living double lives, as a partial “real person” who worked 25+ hours a week, drank coffee, and who went to meetings to talk about things that involved budgets more than $500….and as a partial student who still took 12 credit hours, was overly involved, and lived in a sorority house. It was a nice little introduction to my future….but I have got to say…I am so glad to be a student again. I am now in class more than I’m at work, and I love it. Granted, it is just the second week of school, and I actually have time to study/prepare for each class, but I think that my schedule this semester is going to allow for me to love every minute of my last few months here at Butler…and I couldn’t be happier.
So, in my last semester at Butler, I tried to make sure that I would be making the most of everything… classes, work experience, and campus life. I’m taking 15 credit hours (which is not a ton, but not an easy load either), all of which I am really excited about. I get to take my two business capstone courses (one for management and one for marketing), consumer behavior, international marketing, and a leadership & decision-making course for my minor (communication studies). As far as work goes, I am still blogging, working in Speakers Lab, and I am doing my 4th internship at the Butler Business Accelerator (an on-campus consulting firm). Even though I am still working 3 jobs, I’m working about half as much as I did last semester, which is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Since I am a second semester senior, I am also starting to “phase out” of most of my organizations. I recently transitioned the new people that are taking over 3 of my past leadership positions, so I am outrageously excited to be a participant in campus activities for the first time in awhile…rather than being in charge. We will see what I say in about a month, when school is really moving….but for now…I finally am loving senior year.