Life of a Second Semester Senior

First, sincere apologies for not updating Yooj(in)Boston in WEEKS. Although I shouldn’t make any excuses, in my defense, nothing happened over winter break, and since my return to Boston, from sorority recruitment to 1,000 pages of reading – NOT exaggerated, my life desperately needed some sort of time off.

With that said, something called “graduation” has crept up ever so quietly. About four months from now, I’ll have to walk across the stage in a red gown to receive my diploma, call Boston University my “alma mater” and lose by ycho@bu.edu e-mail address. Yikes.

I am about 80% sure I’m looking forward to graduation. Past two summers, I have gotten a little taste of “real life…” Lovely 9-5 work hours, a steady income and no homework. After all, 16 years in school catalyzed some hatred toward readings, homework assignments and tests.

On the other hand, though, can’t I just stay in school FOREVER? No?

The idea of having to find a job, especially in my industry – TV reporting, is honestly extremely daunting. Oh, and having to leave Boston. I moved here from Plano, TX when everyone else from my high school went a “great distance” to University of Texas in Austin or University of Oklahoma. Sure, at first, living in Boston was a struggle. But now, I absolutely love it.

So here’s to our last semester in college, and in honor of the very last semester ever, some of my goals..

LOVE ON BOSTON.

Well, obviously. There is so much to do in Boston, and even after living here for a good chunk of my life, I feel like I haven’t done everything that the city has to offer. I haven’t even gone skating on the Frog Pond yet!

MAKE MY OWN WEBSITE – UNDER MY OWN DOMAIN.

Well, this is a more generic life goal. As an aspiring, journalist, it’s quite essential for me to have a professional website where all my work can live. I promise, an awesome website coming very soon.

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF STUDENT PERKS.

Student discounts… Cheap movie tickets at the GSU… Sympathy interview from prestigious professionals because you’re a student reporter… The list goes on.

ENJOY SPRING BREAK.

VEGAS, VEGAS, VEGAS! Enough said. Once the “real world” comes around, no more taking a week off for a nice little vacation in LA & Las Vegas.

WEEKEND TRIPS – NY ANYONE?

Going along with the idea of randomly taking days off for fun things, weekend trips!

GET HIRED!

Kind of obvious, isn’t it? Someone please please please hire this entry-level on-air and multimedia reporter!

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