It's taken me a long time to figure out how and where I best do work, and I think it varies from time to time depending on how I'm feeling and what type of work I'm doing. Some work, like reading, I need to be alone and in a quiet place or else I can't concentrate. Other work, like math, I like to do with people or with music playing. I also can't stay in one place too long, so I usually move from my bed to my desk to Watzek to Templeton (the student center) to a lounge in an academic building to outside (if it's nice) (and not always in that order). It's definitely easy to find a nook that suits you here, which is awesome.
Today I suddenly felt swamped with a lot of work, so I updated my ongoing to do list on my computer to make sure I don't forget anything. And, no surprise, I am extremely busy.
|My to do list.|
I'm at the point where I have so much to do that I put things like "haircut?" and "update phone with music" on my to do list or else I honestly will forget to do them. It's bad. Though, at the same time, I do feel extremely accomplished when I get to erase one of my tasks from the list, and at the end of each week when I look back on what I've done. I feel like I am juggling a lot, but successfully, which is a good feeling.
Besides all of my homework, tasks for Symposium, and planning for my future (abroad application! scholarship applications! tickets for spring break! look into finding a house for next year!), I somehow managed to go to the beach on Sunday. It was awesome.
|We went to a beach near Manzanita (my dorm's namesake, kind of) and built a fire and hung out.|
|We also went to Cannon Beach, a classic. It was beautiful.|
It was fun to hang out with some of the people I took my WFR with, and nice to get off campus and out of Portland. I'm going hiking again in a couple of weeks, and it's definitely something I continuously jump on the chance to do.
I have to go do more work, but please email me if you have any questions! My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. I will answer, no matter how busy I am!