A Storm of Swords © by flossyflotsam

I have still been so swamped. This semester is intense, and the fact that I’ve had persistent headaches every few days hasn’t helped! I’m trying to take things one step at a time, and taking as much time to relax and do things that I enjoy as possible, so that I can keep my sanity intact.

Classes are still pretty crazy. I have a midterm in Finance on Friday, and a review class tomorrow. I was feeling really nervous about the test until I started the practice midterm – if I take time to think the problems through and match up the right equations, I feel okay about it. It’s still quite a bit of work, and the problems get complicated quickly, but I feel pretty good about it.

On top of that, we have a group presentation next Thursday – a half hour to present information about the WorldCom scandal. It seems ridiculously hard to find enough information to tell the whole story, but I’m sure we can get it done. We had a long paper to write about the Bhopal Disaster which was due yesterday, too. It was a fairly hard paper to write – not because there wasn’t information, but just because it was such a tragic story. It makes me even sadder to know that so few people actually know about it. How does something like this go relatively unnoticed for nearly 30 years? Why isn’t anyone stepping up – even after all this time – to help them out?

On top of the courseload, I’m working on some projects of my own. I’m still trying to lose weight – I’ve stalled between 11 and 13 pounds, which is frustrating, but it’s good to know that I haven’t gained it all back! I’m not really seeing a difference – I feel like I look the same – but I think that has to do with the fact that I honestly don’t have a real concept of what I look like. It’s a strange thing to say, but I have no idea what I look like. This is dangerous, I think, because I go based on things like BMI (saying I’m obese) and numbers on the scale instead of my own view of myself. I’m trying to keep that in mind, though, and go easy on the self-criticizing. The good news is that I seem to have gone down a size. I bought some tank tops in my usual size and they were like wearing a tablecloth! My pants are in constant need of tugging up, too, so that’s good. I imagine the next time I buy jeans, they’ll be at least two sizes smaller!

In between all of this, I’m trying to relax as much as possible. This means a lot of reading (right now it’s A Storm of Swords) and a lot of Minecraft.

What have you been up to?

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