Daily Reflection 12/10

My daily reflection hasn’t been “daily” as of late. This has really fallen by the wayside for me unfortunately, but I promise to get back to it! Finding the time and energy to write every day is challenging, but I’m determined to discipline myself into the habit.

My excuse the last few days is that there has been a ton of craziness going on around me. I finished my last quarter as an undergraduate, secured a solid internship, said goodbye to a lot of friends who are leaving, and partied hard to celebrate it all. One of my favorite feelings in the world is earning a night of fun- I rarely go out any more unless I feel that I’ve done something to deserve it. Work hard play hard is becoming a real motto for me.

The end of the quarter energy of Isla Vista is fully settling upon our town and its great to see. While I was getting drinks last night a local bartender told me he hated finals week because of all the negative energy students brought in. Stress is no good for anyone, and I’m inclined to agree that people tend to project their mood to the world in very tangible ways. In any case, people are much happier now that school is done and the holidays are approaching. I count myself among them.

The coming of Christmas signifies the beginning of a new year and a new chapter in my life too. Without classes taking up my time I will be able to do a ton of cool things that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. Creatively speaking, I think I am on the verge of a real blossoming. I’m excited for my future, and I hope the positive mentality of those around me continues through the coming months.

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