Brockport: Senior Year.

Katelynn Groh—Hi friends!!!

Sorry it has taken me so long to post! I’m just finally getting into the swing of things with my ever changing hours at the package room and my internship! That’s right! Yours truly is interning at the American Red Cross, specifically Disaster Relief, for the full academic year! I am very excited and grateful for this opportunity because I have no doubt that Bill and Jose (my bosses) will teach me so much about emergency management, and I am very eager to learn! I’m working there Mondays and Wednesdays, and then I’m working in the package room in the Union this semester because like any college kid I am B-R-O-K-E. After my 3 week extravaganza in Europe I need to make some moo-lah and STAT.

We are in the 4th week of classes and already so much has happened. I’ve barely had time to breathe. Just the other day I realized how absent I’ve been on social media and if I’m being honest I’m not all that upset! Which might be shocking to any of you who know me because I loveeee my social media!

Anyways now that I’ve gone off on a tangent…

Not only has this year been super crazy between work, interning, classes and all that good stuff, I actually have a lot of family stuff going on. I’ve been very overwhelmed with all of it that I felt how I did during those first few weeks here my freshman year. So in this blog I wanted to give you some ideas/ways to take some time for yourself and to make sure that you’re dealing with all these changes properly!

  1. SLEEP. I cannot stress (HA, get it?) this enough. I haven’t been getting enough sleep on certain nights and I’m changing that ASAP because I am so drained the next day. And it is usually on the day that I go from 8a-4p with no breaks.
  2. Take breaks. You can only work on homework/study for so long before your brain can literally no longer absorb any more information. Study hard for about a half hour-45 minutes and then take a 10 minute break. Get up and walk around, get a snack, anything.
  3. Be sure to take some time for YOU. In my weekly reports as an RA, my RD always asks me, “Have you taken time for you this week?” And I just think it’s SO important! If you’ve had a rough couple of days and have to choose between getting ahead on homework or relaxing…RELAX. Take a warm shower (or bath if you’re able?) and watch your favorite movie or TV series. It does a world of good.

I hope you all have a fantastic week…until next time! 🙂

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