Jumping Through Hoops

I was always taught that if I didn’t have anything nice to say, I shouldn’t say anything at all. So if you’re wondering why I haven’t posted in so long, that’s a hint. That and I’ve been too busy to give even thirty seconds of thought to a blog post. I literally have not turned on my TV since I moved back home from my summer internship. Not once. I hope it still works.

But I wanted to write something so you all wouldn’t think I’d died or gone off the deep end. Okay, the jury is still out on the latter. So, yeah. It’s been a little rough this semester. I knew this one would be a doozy. I scheduled it this way so my final semester might be a little less intense. I hope that pans out.

This needs to be true.

This needs to be true.

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Offer Season

I’m talking about money today on the blog. Is that tacky? Oh well.

Photo courtesy of ginza-line's photostream on Flickr.

Photo courtesy of ginza-line’s photostream on Flickr.

It’s senior year and many of my school friends are graduating either this December or next May, with me. There’s a different energy this year. A feeling of wrapping up, moving on, anxiousness, impatience. And there’s a lot of talk about job offers. Lots of people are making decisions on offers that have been made by companies they have interned with. Especially for those graduating in December, now is the time to make those choices. It’s an exciting time. This is what everyone has worked so hard to achieve. This is the payoff. Walking off campus with a diploma and a job that will pay off all those student loans and stock the fridge with something nicer than ramen noodles.
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Bittersweet

I have a treat for you this week! It’s a post that has nothing to do with engineering, machines or power plants! You can thank me any way you wish. I like cookies, brownies, ice cream, hand-made artwork, gift cards…I’m not picky.

So this is the last week of my internship. My last week before going back home to school, to my apartment, to all my familiar places and faces. In honor of my last week, it feels appropriate to do a listicle about what I’ll miss about this summer, and what I won’t miss. Because everyone loves a listicle!
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