Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Concerts, School and Starting over.


So as you may know(or may not) U2 is performing at Heinz Field tonight. The building I work at was nice enough to purchase and give away 50 pairs of tickets to the first 50 employees that responded. I was not one of those lucky individuals but a few employees on my floor did win these tickets. So now traffic is going to be horrible.. not that it isn't horrible to begin with! Lucky I walk to work!

Speaking of concerts, tomorrow is Goo Goo Dolls and Michelle Branch at Stage AE. I can't wait! I'm not exactly sure when I really started loving the Goo Goo Dolls, but I do know it was around the time I was life-guarding at the Pittsburgh Field Club-- so probably 5 years ago?! Anyway, I'm so excited to be going to see them again for the third time. Two times is clearly not enough.

After publishing this post, I will have officially worked my last 8 hour day at my internship... Until I go back for my 6 month extension in late August. I'm excited but for now I need a break. Tomorrow I work a half day here.. then obviously I'm going to an amazing concert. I have one more day at my hospital job(no I won't be naming these places I work in fear that you all will stalk me.. okay maybe not you all.. but someone out there), and then a break till late August as well. I didn't know it at the time, but I worked my last shift for the year at the pool about two weeks ago. I still have some private swim lessons I need to complete so I'm not 100% done there but I can see the finish line. As for RA'ing, I still have Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday shifts to cover... bummer right!?

August 8th starts a new beginning of my academic year. RA Training. The reason I have to end all my jobs so early. Last year, the first day of training I was so upset to be going to RA training-- missing out on all the fun my friends were having. By the last day, I wouldn't have changed a thing. Okay, maybe I would have changed the times we had to start and finish training during the day, but the time I spent with my new friends was amazing. I'm hoping that this year will be no different.

I can't remember whose graduation ceremony I heard this at-- Pitt, Duquesne, or my High School, but the closer I get to my own graduation the more I realize how true it is. Each year in the Fall Students get to start over. New classes, new teachers, new books, new binders, folders, activities and jobs. Everything is like a clean slate. I think that's what I love the most about starting a semester. I think everyone and their mom (literally) knows how much I want to be done with school-- graduated, working-- making big girl money. But I really think i'll miss not being able to start over when I screw up(I know it'll happen).

This year I've made some pretty specific goals for myself-- which i'll probably get into in another post because literally each goal could be its own post. I think this is probably the biggest difference from last year. Last year my only goal was: Survive. I had no idea how challenging being an RA and studying and being at school would be. This year, I've stepped up my game.. More on that later..

For now I'll leave you with some Goo

-Alexis





1 comment:

Living N Learning said...

I love when work places give away tickets for things! It sucks when you're not at the computer when the email goes out letting everyone know though.

That is so true, every semester is a chance to start over! I'm going to take my chance to start over with a clean slate this fall.

Can't wait to read about your goals!