Hi, everyone! It’s kind of weird to be sitting here writing this because other than my post about the Women’s March on Washington that I published early last week, I haven’t written anything here in a long time. During winter break I spent a few days typing as fast as I could in order to write and schedule a ton of blog posts. Everything published here these past few weeks was scheduled. The same is true of the posts you’ll see in the month or so to come as well.
So I’m writing this post in spurts during my short study breaks, beginning at ten o’clock in the morning. (It’s taken me quite a while, as you can very well see…) I’ve been using the Pomodoro method again lately to help my studying stay on track, which involves working for twenty-five minutes and then taking a five-minute break.
(I did twenty-two Pomodoros on Saturday and nineteen of them were for Principles of Reasoning since A) I’d fallen behind and B) very little of the material makes sense to me the first time around so I have to read it over and over again.)
Anyway, the other day I realized that I haven’t shared any of the recent articles I’ve written for the University of Iowa chapter of Her Campus lately so I’m going to do that now!
First of all, I profiled another one of my friends! I love writing these profiles because… well, because they’re easy to write, honestly, but also because I always learn something cool I didn’t know about that particular friend before! I met Sophie in Media Shift last year and she has been great fun to talk to both in and out of the classroom.
Although it’s a little late to take advantage of the advice I wrote up in How To Make The Most Of Your Last Week Of Winter Break, I suppose you could always make use of it next year! Or maybe even use it to keep on track over spring break or the long summer vacation? I tried to be as productive as possible over winter break so I wrote this post in very much that frame of mind.
I wrote a shorter take on my experience at the March in my article 5 Things I Learned At The Women’s March On Washington. I’m particularly proud of how I managed to condense everything into just five main points. Also, yay for (admittedly brief) discussions of how to practice self care as an activist!
Last but certainly not least, I pitched the idea that eventually became How To Maintain Momentum On Your New Year’s Resolutions because I sensed that I would need it. And I did/do! The end of January = the doldrums for me, so I wrote something that I thought might help me to reframe and restart the resolutions that had fallen by the wayside. (Which was already all of them, BTW. Oops.)
If you’ve written anything for various publications so far this winter, feel free to leave the links to those pieces in the comment section below so I can check them out!
P.S. Unrelated to the rest of this post, but I saw this tweet the other day and felt it was important to share here in case anyone needs a reminder amongst all the worry and fear about the state of the world:
I love you. I believe in you.