Weekend Updates

Weekend Update (January 16, 2021)

Another week down – and it’s been a very busy one. I was definitely focused on work and prepping for the start of the spring semester.

Projects:

I had seven interviews this week. You read that right: seven. It was exciting, exhausting, and extremely overwhelming. I am so grateful for the opportunities. Out of respect for the firms I interviewed with and for my current employer, that’s about as much as I’ll say. But I am in good spirits. I survived and at some of the interviews, I think I thrived.

That being said, I do think I learned a lot about interviewing, especially interviewing online. I may be writing some posts about the things I learned next week. Stay tuned for some tips!

Honestly, I became more disorganized this week just prepping for these interviews. Oops. There’s always next week

…right?

Unfortunately, I’m still on the exact same page of The Picture of Dorian Gray as I was last week. But that’s not to say I haven’t thought about this project. I had a realization that most of the books on my list are from Western cultures. I think this is based on the fact that I live in a Western culture and these are the books I’ve heard about my entire life. But I recognize my worldview is limited. I’m thinking about expanding this list to include classics from different regions of the world, but I’m not sure where to start on finding these resources. My goal for next week is to find out more and learn about ways I can improve this list. But if you’re reading this and you know any non-Western classics, or other books that aren’t on my list please comment down below!

More on this soon.

I know this project was considered abandoned last week, but I’m bringing it back. I’ve been doing research into how to improve my blogging and I fully intend to share these insights with you all. Can’t wait to talk about this more!

Start-Ups:

I officially animated my balloon letters! It was a ton of work, but it looks seamless. Since then, I haven’t done much more, but I think I’ll be spending the weekend working away on this now that I’m interview-free (for now)!

Miscellaneous:

I think I’m bringing a new project in this week. I’m hesitant to do too much of a reveal now because I tend to spread myself too thin, but I may have a surprising announcement this week?

That’s all I got. While I’m sorry to end on a cliffhanger, I love a good mystery! What do you think I’m up to? What sort of projects would you like to see in the future? Let me know in the comments down below!

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Weekend Updates

Weekend Update (January 9, 2021)

As I was thinking about ways I could share more about my productivity here, I realized that I often make really minor strides on my goals – so minor I don’t think they warrant an entire post. But these minor updates turn into the entire project over time. So I was thinking I could do a weekly update to share my news on the weekends.

Without further ado, here’s what I’ve gotten done this week:

Projects:

I just got back my grades for last semester. My GPA was exactly the same as the last semester I got grades (Fall 2020). Honestly, given that everything was entirely online and I really didn’t embrace every class – not mentioning names but it rhymes with Shomonstitutional Law – I was just happy to pass and be done with it.

But on the upside, I’ve been getting interviews left and right, this week alone I have 6, possibly 7 interviews. It’s overwhelming, but very exciting. I don’t want to reveal too much here since things are constantly subject to change, but it will be a very busy Zoom week.

I’ve really been embracing this one on my winter break. I live alone in a three-bedroom home and when my life is busy, my home gets messy. Seeing as last semester was the busiest time of my life, my house certainly reflected it. Winter break has led me to some much needed organizing. More on this soon.

This week, I began The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. I have read the book before but it was in high school. It seems particularly relevant at this time in my life. One of my family members has been in critical condition and the fragility of life is something this book touches on. Oh, I also binge-watched all of Love Island last week, so vanity is another theme that’s been on my mind. All in all, this book couldn’t be more fitting to my current circumstances and I hope I can get deeper with it than when I was an angsty teen.

Start-Ups:

Since my last post, I haven’t done much other than try to start animating the balloon letters. It’s not going that well. My animations are looking really unnatural so I’m going to have to go back to the drawing board.

That’s all for this week. While I don’t have a concrete goal for next week, I’m hoping I have new updates on everything. What do you plan to get done this week? Let me know in the comments down below!

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