Hello Friends and Family!
So I DID IT.
I survived the month of March, which if you haven’t read my last blog post you would be like “uhh why does that matter”? and that’s because i willingly packed my schedule full with extra responsibilities on top of all my school work for the month of march.
Why might an already busy college student that worries about everything add more to her schedule? For fun? For laughs? Nope. I mainly did it to add items to my resume (aka Dietetic Internship application, aka only 50% of people get in so I need to add as much as possible)
So here’s a little update on all the things that went on…
- I had tests (102 in Biochemisty and 92 in Nutrition Genetics) also my Biochem teacher gave us two extra points for drawing a hand turkey on our exam? – I’ll take it.
- I started the program to become a Certified Wellness Volunteer for Texas A&M Agrilife program. I completed the certification test so now I can start volunteering!
- I started working for Detour protein bars, and so far so good. It’s been hard doing that on the weekends because I feel like that’s when I had free time. I had no free time this month.
- Just kidding- I had a few days of free time that I spent at the beach for spring break (which was a must needed break in the middle of the month)
- I continued my duties as an officer of the honor society I’m in Phi Upsilon Omicron and we worked on our Professional Project which will help inform high school students about being a nutrition major.
- I wrote a research paper on breastfeedings effects on breast cancer and me and my partner turned it in today- which was the best feeling ever.
- Just kidding- the best feeling ever was today when I got home and LAID IN BED. In the middle of the day. It was glorious. I watched TV, read #GirlBoss, and took a nap.
So now that’s it’s over I wanted to share a few tips I have for getting through a tough month:
- Keep a planner! My planner has been so supportive of me this month. I can’t thank it enough.
- Make sure to have food and snacks! I didn’t exactly meal prep all my food but I tried to make sure to always have food cooked to take with me to the library and lots of healthy snacks (protein bars, string cheese, yogurts, and fruit) to keep handy in my backpack or purse.
- Prioritize and work smart. These past two weeks have been the most hectic so I tried to make sure I knew what was most important and get that done first. School work>Gym>watching tv/scrolling social media
- Try to stay calm? Easier said then done I know. I can proudly say I stayed pretty calm the whole month besides last week when I couldn’t register for the rest of the classes I have left until graduation. On top of that all the stress was causing me to miss my mom a lot. I know she would have told me “not to stress” and “not to work too hard” so the class registration issues + missing my mom lead to a small meltdown. But after freaking out, the next day I put on the Sons of Anarchy shirt my mom gave me, took a Lifespan Nutrition test (which I think I did good on), and was finally able to register, so in the end it worked out but having something out of my control like that happen wasn’t fun.
- Enjoy the busy times. I choose to have a busy month so I tried my best not to complain and tried to enjoy it and I did enjoy it, but I’m happy it’s over.
So there you go, a little update on my life and a few simple tricks to get through a stressful time.