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Major Decision

Friday, November 15, 2013

Hello everyone! I just finished week 7 of fall term! After this term, I'll have two more terms, or approximately 20 weeks of school left until I graduate. SO EXCITING!
I wanted to go the route of law school after I earn my BA, but I have this really strong feeling that I should find a job first, and then later on, if I want to pursue law school, I will then.

I am actually relieved to make that decision. My fiance is still going to apply, but that was his plan form day one. I want to be able to focus on getting this year taken care of with good grades, and start volunteering somewhere so I can start gaining some experience.
Next term I am going to be taking a volunteer class. I will have the opportunity to work with juveniles, or in schools. I'm so excited! I miss having something to do besides school. I miss helping people, and earning money and dressing in cute office attire. I miss that feeling of having spare cash to go shopping too! I'm not saying I'm going to be rich, but it will be nice to have some money!

As far as weight loss is concerned, I'm doing quite well in spite of the stress of this term. I've managed to lose 16 pounds. That was another reason why I wanted to hold off on graduate school. I want to get to my goal weight by the end of 2014, and I know that the amount of work that law school requires, I won't be able to focus on my health. I really want to continue working on my health.

I have been doing really well with eating, and I've been paying attention to my body and feeling my feelings instead of eating them. That has been truly helpful to my progress.
I also feel like I want to get back to the other sides of me. There's the artistic side that I have neglected, and the musical side of me. I want to explore that side of me again. Without having to do homework, I'll be able to get in touch with those hobbies again.

I am feeling really optimistic about my future. I feel that the volunteer class next term and spring term will help me look for work once I graduate. That means I also need to get letters of recommendation for potential employers. I'm going to start applying for work in February or March. I know that can be a long process so I want to get started earlier.
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