I often find that there are those moments in life when you feel like you blinked and you suddenly, months or years just happened to go by without you noticing. There’s also similar moments where something so unexpected comes up and before you know it, you find that you’re asking yourself, “When did that happen?” If that makes any sense, that’s what’s been essentially how I have been feeling since my last update.
I did not get the chance to do my usual weekly post last Saturday mostly because of all the crazy things that have been keeping me busy as of late. I feel like the semester has flown by. Some days I feel like training only just started and then I remember, “Oh, it’s almost November.” It’s pretty wild when I think of all that’s happened in this semester, yet I feel like it only started a short while ago.
My biggest development I suppose has been the fact that again this semester, things for me and film are going exceptionally well. Not only just with Mirrorwall at this point, but with me personally. One of my “When did that happen?” moments came last week when within the course of three days, I managed to become the Marketing Manager and Head Publicist on two senior thesis projects in the Film Department. Senior projects for the Temple FMA Department are a big deal, take the will power and dedication of many of the students in the program, and are something I’ve never been involved in before. One of the film producers approached me through my website, while the other happened to randomly meet me in the atrium of the film building. I feel as though I am still reeling from the opportunities that have been put before me this week.
I’m also a Coordinator of Events of sorts for a new club at Temple called the Communications Club. I feel recently like I’m spreading myself too far, but I don’t want to be missing out on opportunities like these. So what have I had to do?
Get my act even more together.
I’ve started using a really great resource which I would now recommend to just about anyone, which is Google Calendars. It allows for one of the nicest looking and most organized means of keeping myself in check that I’ve ever used. It even has a handy tasks section on the side that reminds me of the things that must be done. (this column currently at the top of the list!) And then the best thing is once I’m done, I just check it off and that’s one less thing done. Call me a visual learner, but when I am able to physically see the things I need to do getting checked off, it’s a big motivator.
I really just wish I could slow the semester down a bit. Enjoy it a little more with a little less work. But at the same time, I’m really happy with all the work I’m doing. It just bums me out sometimes because I know soon I’m going to blink again and it’s going to be December. There are so many moments where as much as I want to relax, I wish this semester could just go on forever.