After being back in Eugene for a week and a half, I’m already exhausted. I haven’t been able to keep up with Tumblr or news at all. Feeling utterly behind :( Here’s what’s new with me:
- Chris came back :) We’ve been sleeping on the floor of his apartment (hence my unfortunate crankiness during the first week of school), but the mattress finally comes tomorrow morning!
- Ducks 4 Liberty PR work. I got roped into the team by my good friend Ian at the very end of summer. We’re trying to get students to care about campus issues (very lofty goal, I know). It has the potential to do important work - if students and the administration pay attention.
- Allen Hall Advertising, the journalism school’s agency. I’m an intern on the Talk UO account, but my title doesn’t really matter. The team is more collaborative than a traditional set-up with an account manager, a creative, etc. Talk is special like that :P I’m particularly excited for this venture because I haven’t experienced this side of journalism yet. Feeling like a total n00b, but that’s okay.
- Gateway to Media. I’m finally starting the journalism major’s introductory sequence! While we haven’t done anything yet, I’m already enjoying the lectures because they feel practical, relevant. The professors are friendly, informative, and experienced too. Looking over the syllabus felt like a rundown of everything that the past year has led up to. I still don’t know which focus I want to go into, but I’m ready to start learning how to be a professional.
The beginning of the school year is always difficult for me. I haven’t seen people, done homework, made to-do lists, finished shopping, worked out, caught TV shows, etc. Argh. See me by week 3. Hopefully I’ll be standing on two feet by then ;)
What did I miss in everyone’s lives?