numbers and days

Today it’s 100 days until June 1st. Yeah, yeah, school’s not over then, but I might be moving on that day. Even if I’m not, June is the big month.

Caught up a little on schoolwork yesterday. It’s a slightly shorter week because of President’s Day, and it felt like a looooong break indeed. So it’s nice, but things are a little more compacted in terms of getting the schoolwork done.


Tuesday, February 20th at 9:53 am Leave a comment

taking care of business

The 4 week countdown to two important things — beginning the last quater of school, and starting my IMA routine again. I just registered for classes yesterday and am taking slightly fewer credits than normal. I also have a 2 hour break between classes so I hope to revert back to the workout schedule I had a couple quarters ago, when I’d work out and treat myself to the sauna before showering & going to the afternoon class.

Just did a huge cleaning of the livin room, and it was an utter mess before. My room’s still in horrible shape too, but I might not get to that till the evening.

Saturday, February 17th at 4:50 pm Leave a comment

the future is bright…

Up until now I had tenatively assumed my spring plan would be like this: stop my current job before the end of the quarter to devote all my time to school, start looking for a design job, graduate, hopefully get interviews, and start working. And throw a short vacation into the mix.

Today I’ve revised the plan. Happily. But it’s also a lot less practical and probably too idealistic. On the other hand, never say never, right? So now I’m thinking:

Devote time to learning more Flash/web things (technically) and create more pieces for example work. Work fewer hours during the end of spring quarter (but don’t quit). Graduate (yay!) and continue working at my current job — but maybe 25 or 30 hours, not 40 like I did last summer. With my extra hours, become a freelance web designer. And if I’m lucky (because they always say luck has so much to do with it) and things get off the ground, then transition to having my own business, and eventually leaving the current job.

This thinking came about because my boss came downstairs to ask me today what my summer plans were and said that they would be happy if I stayed working there after the spring.

We’ll see. I can be hopeful, can’t i?

Wednesday, February 14th at 6:17 pm Leave a comment

1.5 quarters left.

I’m behind on my reading. Well, leisure reading. The psych book is interesting and all, but textbooks don’t count in the grander scheme of things. Yesterday I bought some brussel sprouts that I’m going to steam tonight with a dish of potatoes au gratin, mmm! Also I paused in the middle of my This American Life podcast so I’m excited to get to work and finish it… ah, the love.

Wednesday, January 31st at 11:55 am Leave a comment

here comes the sun

So, spring is peeking in and I’m exciiiited for it. Starting our fifth week of the quarter tomorrow, so that means that on Friday we’ll be half done, yippee! Well, I finished reading Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You, and I’m mid-way through Glamorama, which I want to finish before taking on something else… although I’ve also started How to be a graphic designer, without losing your soul.

Sunday, January 28th at 9:13 pm Leave a comment

short cuts

for the first time ever I got my hair cut at a salon. I’ve always done it myself. And it was worth it–and not just the haircut, but the experience. I went to an Aveda salon, so it was really calming and spa-like (duh, because there’s a spa there too). Plus I got a free hand, shoulder, and head massage. Mmm. 🙂

Saturday, January 27th at 11:27 am Leave a comment

small steps in writing

right on time, two days later, here I am again. Not much new. There’s a package waiting at the post office for me — and it’s one of two books that I ordered via amazon marketplace ages ago. Aloft or The Average American. I’ve half-promised myself that I won’t buy any more books until after June 1st because I’m just making it harder on myself when it comes to moving day.

I finished and submitted the Fitzgerald contest short story. I’m afraid to read it over again and find blaring mistakes.

Tuesday, January 23rd at 9:18 pm Leave a comment

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Hi! I'm Rachel, and this is my blog. I've tended to assume that if I ever blogged, it'd be a sappy diary. But based on what I've favored reading in other posts, I'm going to do this instead: pluck out isolated, varied things/ideas/experiences I find engrossing, try to choose the few right words out of a potential million, and hopefully cleanse my writing skills in the process. Because, you know, when I was little and was questioned about a future career, my answer was typically: "I'm going to be an author."

Oh, and I'm an aspiring film connoisseur. See my ratings at IMDB.

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