I burnt out. Up until this moment, I regularly worked between 35-40 hours per week, including class time. I had no free time whatsoever. I worked too much before break, I freaked out over break, and then I came back with zero work ethic. I sure do wish I could find a happy median between motivation--nay, determination!--and laziness. Alas, I'm still working on it.
So, I plan to update more in the upcoming weeks, because I think it will be good for me to get my thoughts down, and I want to keep track of my summer plans as they develop.
Thus far, I have $3600 to offset travel costs and miscellaneous expenses for summer thesis research. I have to figure out how to work NYC, LA, Baltimore, and Philly into my travels over an 8-week period, and without going over my $3600 limit (I refuse to go into debt just so I can write a decent 40-page paper). I have to write the curators at the Getty, Huntington Library, Pierpont Morgan Library, Special Collections at the Cloisters and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Free Library, and the Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore so I can beg them all to let me see pretty things. I have to figure out how I'm going to afford to study in Avignon in between these trips. I have a meeting in 1.3 hours with the professor who will supervise my thesis research, so hopefully at least a few issues will be cleared up.
I also let the ball drop at the radio station this semester, and now I have some pieces I need to pick up, and some confidence that I need to win back. I want the radio station to run smoothly next semester. I'm so worried because we've all just kind of let it go this year, and I'm afraid it will die if we don't drum up enough participation next year. Several board members are graduating this year, and next year over half of the board members will graduate. We need frosh! And sophomores and juniors! Oh, I hope we can make it work.
I got a new laptop, finally. I'm using it right now. It doesn't have Office on it yet, but it has a pretty screen and lots of interesting features on it. It's a Thinkpad Widescreen T60; I wanted something that will last me for four years, and I think this one's the one. So yay.
Basically I'm putting off calling my grandparents at this point. So yes. Yay for updates.
Why is gmail being so fucking slow...?