As of Monday, Apr 18, 2016, I have 10 days of classes left, 5 days of work at the school, 4 papers to write, 2 oral presentations (this week), and 27 days until I fly back to Atlanta.
The facilitators of this program are among my favorite people at Macalester. One of the facilitators, Daymond (who works at the Alumni Office- also an alum himself), hinted at a possibility of his treating ice cream to those who walk back to campus with him. Needless to say, I ate a ton of ice cream the past 7 days. Cue picture below:
On another note, the weather in Saint Paul has been super warm. I know I mentioned warm weather in my last post, but due to atmospheric pressure (thanks, Weather Channel), Saint Paul experienced sunny 80 degree weather the past few days. I even had the chance to wear shorts outside for the first time in months! One thing's for sure, the temperatures are not going to drop below 30 until next winter!
Academically, I'm still holding myself together. I'm being hit with three research papers (each one being 10 pages) for finals, so that has been super stressful for me. It's the hardest in the planning/researching stages, you can never accurately estimate the amount of time needed to finish! I managed to extend the deadline for one paper (thank goodness!) so that I get the weekend to finish and perfect it. I know that I can finish the year strong as long as I progress forward steadily and stop wasting time. While some procrastination and breaks are good, too much will result in my lack of sleep.
One thing that's surprising is that I'm always tired. Despite the college student myths, I actually manage to sleep an average of 7.5 to 8.5 hours each night (way more than what I hear others get- I function best when I get 8+ hours). However, I think I consistently feel drained due to my brain being on overdrive constantly. Recently, I have been trying to change my diet slightly so that I feel more energized- drinking more green tea, eating more fruits, and sleeping at more regular hours. Hopefully, it'll help me feel a bit better.
Anyway, it is midnight in Saint Paul now; off to bed! Let's face tomorrow with renewed energy!
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