July 30, 2018

You don’t realize how much you need a lazy day until you have one. I haven’t had a day where I had absolutely no commitments in a loooooooooooooooong time. And damn it sure felt good.

Well… I did have one commitment. I had pre-work for my coding bootcamp to really dive into. I realized that I only have a couple days off that I can really work on my pre-work, especially now that I’ve decided to go to Chicago with my sister next week. I’ll be fine though! I’m making really good headway. I just have MAJOR ADHD when I’m trying to sit down and watch videos about methods and arrays haha. It’s especially hard to sit down when I want to be out walking in the beautiful weather. I used to be so good at sitting down and focusing on homework, but it seems that my study muscles from nursing school are out of shape.

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Probably not the most effective way to get work done, but between videos and tutorials I ended up doing 3 loads of laundry, grocery shopping, cooking an entire chicken, teaching Schmee how to “stand up” with said chicken, repairing the cat tree in my living room, scrolling endlessly through Facebook (ugh I wish I could delete that app, but it’s not possible on my current phone), chatting with bae, opening a package that I was excitedly waiting on for weeks which ended up being a red sweater that looked absolutely nothing like the picture :(, writing a very frustrated review on said sweater, then writing reviews on my last 15 amazon purchases. Very productive day actually. I also got a lot of pre-work done throughout all of this, so I’m pretty proud :).

Long story short, my lazy day off ended up not actually being so lazy… I don’t think it’s actually possible for me to do nothing all day. However, catching up on all these little things made me feel so organized and re-energized.

Off to sleep! I’m hoping that dealing with all my little chores lets my brain rest. Maybe I can finally get a full 8 hours of sleep.

July 10, 2018

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Today, I was a bum. I woke up at like 5:30pm and just bummed around on the couch. I got a text from one of my neighbors that lives in the apartment below me…Last night all four dudes were just hanging out in the courtyard, so I finally officially met them (and I’ve been living here for…what, 9 months?? Haha). I’m not really sure why I gave one of them my number last night. I think I feel like I’m obligated to whenever anyone asks since it’s so awkward to say “no”. Anyway, he texted me at like 1pm to see if I would watch the soccer game in their apartment, as they had mentioned last night. Not gonna lie, it felt a little weird to me to go hang out in an apartment with a bunch of dudes to watch a game I’m not really interested in. So I think it worked out for the best haha.

After that, I chatted with my roommate, Emma, for a bit. I noticed she talks a lot about herself but I don’t really mind :). I really just like having someone around throughout the day. I thought I would enjoy living alone for the first time in my life, but it’s actually pretty lonely – the benefits of having a roommate are far greater than the random perks of living alone (especially split rent haha). So, she and I talked about her room smelling bad. I really feel bad that the ferrets left such a noticeable odor in the carpet, and I’m really scared that it’s seeped through to the subfloor. I also honestly thought I fixed the issue as well…But I have such a poor sense of smell I guess I just couldn’t tell :(. Emma said she plans to have a professional come and steam-clean the floors and she doesn’t mind covering the cost. She said she knows she can find a way to do it cheaper (I tried offering to use my parents’ carpet shampooer) but she doesn’t want to deal with moving her furniture around. If she’s willing, I say that’s great – I just hope it works!

After that, I pretty much spent the rest of the evening loafing around on the couch watching like six episodes of Star Trek on Netflix with Schmee and dissecting my hobbies to analyze why I like the things I like. I have a notebook dedicated to shit like that; I really like to understand why I feel certain ways about certain things.

Then, my homeboy, Derek, and I decided to play some video games before bed :). We played Stardew Valley which is one of the cutest fucking games I’ve ever played. It’s basically a game like Harvest Moon; you start your own farm and meet all the townsfolk while doing little side missions. And it’s especially fun when you can play it with someone else :)! We both played until we both had to go to sleep. I have to wake up super early tomorrow for a symposium tomorrow! I’m really psyched about it. It’s going to focus on women in the tech industry, which is going to be me one day soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t wait to tell you how it goes!