It's been a tough couple of weeks for me. First off, I miss Nigeria so much. I want to go back to the beautiful weather and the delightful people. I am having a hard time adjusting to the cold ever since my trip to Africa. Second, I miss the holiday season. I love everything about Christmas and New Year's. Everyone is just so much happier and open-minded. I don't know...there's just something about December and January that makes life so much more bearable. Once February hits, everyone goes back to normal. No more nice guy. No more patience. Oh and forget about the New Year's resolutions...ha! You know what February means to me? Besides the fact it's Black History Month and typically the month of love, it means I am about to graduate in less than 100 days. WHAT?!?!
I have so much work and I am not the only one. My fingers hurt from typing so many papers, and applications, and resumes, and cover letters, and emails, and so on and so forth. Did I know that my last semester of college would bring pain to my fingertips? Nope. This semester is so much harder than anything that I've ever done in the past before. This is because the only two classes I am taking this semester are the last two classes I need to complete my sociology major requirement and to graduate. I thought having only two classes this semester would be a breeze....ha! Boyyyyyyy, was I wrong! My last and only classes are the most important classes for a sociology major.
The objective of the classes is to write a dissertation (wahhhh) about a topic of your choice--particularly something that interests you or you will die of misery. Also, your topic can (and I think should) be related to the internship your are interning at for the semester. In my case, this semester I am interning at Generation Citizen in New York City. Generation Citizen is a non-profit organization that ensures that every student in the United States receives an effective action civics education, which provides them with the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in our democracy as active citizens. Their goal is to build a new generation of youth activists and leaders; and a generation inspired and equipped to make change. (By the way, I got that from their website. I am only letting you know so I don't get accused of plagiarism.) Anyway, it will be an awesome experience. I get hands on experience working with political leaders, community leaders, non-profit leaders, and students. What internship can beat that?
So, basically I am a busy girl until I graduate. It's cool though because I am sure everything will be worth it. Right? I'm always on the move. I'm not upset about it because in the process of all this, I am meeting great people and making amazing connections. That's always great! Well, I took a break from my busy schedule to let you guys know what I am up to. I hope you guys are doing well. Wish me luck!