playing catch-up in a coffee date.

It’s been two months since my last post and, what a coincidence, two months since I started graduate school and my assistantship. So, if we settled down for a coffee date…here’s how I’d play catch-up:

  • Books I’ve Read Recently: Don’t Worry, It Gets Worse: One Twentysomething’s (Mostly Failed) Attempts at Adulthood by Alida Nugent; Where Am I Now? The Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame by Mara Wilson; and Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur. I’m currently working on So You’ve Been Publically Shamed by Jon Ronson.
  • Work: It’s certainly been a transition from a full-time professional to a graduate student and part-time assistantship. I currently advise of Multicultural Greek Council and Order of Omega, the national Greek honor society. A month into my new role, my supervisor left for another department at our university and I now have another supervisor. Beyond my direct responsibilities, the first six weeks of school are done and so is our marathon of programming weeks…Panhellenic sorority recruitment, Week of Welcome, MGC Week,  NPHC Week, IFC recruitment week, and National Hazing Prevention Week. At least I have a two week break until Homecoming…where I get to work a 2 Chainz concert.
  • School: School is just…whatever. For all of my classes, I have to submit five reading reflections for the semester, and I just feel like it’s a lot of busy work. Readings are fine. Papers are fine. I have missed being in a classroom and enjoy being able to engage in academic discussion again; I have two great professors and am already trying to figure out next semester’s schedule. I’m also contemplating getting a Graduate Certificate in Women and Gender Studies.
  • Personal: For an introvert, I think I’ve been doing an okay job at making friends and getting involved with my cohort. I signed up for our intramural volleyball team, went to brunch with a bunch of people, and went to Orlando for Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios. I’m also a committee member for my program’s interview and visitation days, so I’ve slowly been getting involved.


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