I feel like it’s been awhile since I sat down and just wrote down what my thoughts are at the moment. The first (not even full) week of school was crazy, hectic, but so energizing seeing everyone again. I was able to catch up with a lot of friends and kind of think about where I want to take my senior year.
Everyone knows that senior year is supposed to be fun; and for some, it’s stressful because of the job hunt. I’m beyond grateful to know that I’ll be interning at a different firm for this coming summer and then my Masters program (hopefully!) in September, so I’m kind of in a different boat. It’s not like I’m void of responsibilities and can completely let-loose this year; being president for a club is definitely a lot of work. However, I feel like I’m in a weird limbo where my calendar isn’t full enough and I want to be doing more.
I could definitely fill up my time studying for the GMAT, or ensuring I 4.0 all of my classes; lately though, I’ve been wanting to try new things and dip my toes in different parts of Seattle. If that means finding a second job at a fitness studio or volunteering for a performing arts hall, I’m not quite sure. All I know is that I want to embrace the opportunities that are in Seattle, and not necessarily just on campus. This is really the only time I have left that I can be juggling other activities before I start a full-time job, and I want to experience and continue learning while I’m doing things I love. It hit me this week that it feels like my time is running out, like there’s an hourglass and the sand is almost all gone from the top.
I want to keep up with the dance company I’m part of on-campus, and get back into shooting for the blog. I want to continue discovering new reads and have an increasing knowledge of new releases in the publishing industry (sadly, did not reach my goal to finish my list of books over the summer). But I also want to continue educating myself in the accounting and business world since that’s what I’m primarily taking my career. So much to do, so, so little time.
One of my main focuses for this year is to help younger students out too, specifically, underclassmen. Mentorship has become such a huge part of my college career and I definitely attribute my excitement for leadership to my mentors. I just want to impart some of the wisdom and knowledge I’ve gathered to someone else this year, and hopefully inspire them to be the best version of themselves.
It’s just crazy to me that I only have two quarters left of undergrad. Like, who’s allowing me to leave already? I feel like I just recently got into the swing of things and truly, I don’t want to be done. It’s funny because people hate returning to school after an internship because they get a taste of what it’s like to have a full-time job for 12 weeks. Me? Nope. I loved my internship (more on this in a bit!) but I also love school. Some of my older friends have confided in me, saying that I better take advantage of meeting new people in my classes before I graduate, because apparently it’s that much harder to meet people after college. Like, making new friends when you’re an adult is hard. I think my social anxiety just went up ten notches 😂
One of my favorite things that I realized about myself this year is how much I grew to love the airline industry. Going into this internship, I knew nothing about the industry, and was a lot more interested in the retail/tech industry. But airlines? Okay, I’m willing to learn. And the more I learned, the more exciting it all became for me. Of course, traveling made it so thrilling, but even just the SeaTac airport feels like home now. Understanding airplanes, customers in the airline industry, and competition has been engaging and I can truly see myself returning to the industry, if not my exact firm, one day.
I’m not even sure what this blog will become in the coming months. After having an easy blog topic to post about every week this summer (travel), my life seems boring compared to what it was, so TBD.
What else is there to think about? I still have so much to mull over but these are my thoughts at the moment, post-week-one of senior year.
What year are you starting? Your thoughts for the year?