So, you may have noticed there wasn’t a Let’s Catch Up last week. I decided to do my monthly wrap-up last Sunday instead. I think that may be how I do it, depending on when the last day of the month falls.
I’ve had a pretty interesting week and I even got some blog posts out on time. I’m hoping to keep that same energy going, but only time will tell.
My “Real” Life
This week was great! I had an event that my program (aka my job) was hosting on Tuesday night. We’ve been preparing for it for months and it ended up going even better than planned. My program’s focus is mental health so we were hosting a discussion on mental health in the black community for Black History Month. Over 90 students attended and the discussion was so good!
My classes are started to really pick up. I’ve been a little behind on some of my readings and I have two short papers due this coming week. I have a 1 page essay due Wednesday and a 2-3 page one due on Thursday.
I went to a love auction that my org was hosting Thursday night, hence why I left campus a little later than usual and missed the Grown-ish live-tweets. I had a lot of fun watching, but there’s no way I was going to be auctioned off. That takes a level of boldness that I aspire to reach one day.
On Friday, I was honored to meet Dr. Yusef Salaam of The Exonerated 5. He was invited to speak at my school and it was amazing! It’s beautiful to see how he’s used that experience to put out so much good into the world.
Yesterday, I went to a gala hosted by one of my school’s organizations. It was an all white affair and I had a lot of fun there. That’s also part of why this post is late, I thought I’d finished it before I left but I was definitely mistaken there.
It wasn’t easy, but I made sure to finish my Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday posts on time. Even if it meant working on them the night before, they were still done on time and that’s what matters.
Feb. 3rd ~ Down the TBR Hole #14
Keeping up with the usual Monday gist. I’ve been making progress, gradual as it may be. It’s still progress.
Feb. 4th ~ Top 5 Tuesday
This week’s topic was TOP 5 BOOKS THAT WEREN’T WHAT I EXPECTED (sorry for shouting at you). I tried not to let it get all negative, but most of them weren’t great. I did add a pleasant surprise to the list.
Feb. 5th ~ WWW Wednesday
I may not have any new reviews up, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been reading. I’ve definitely been reading. We’re already on our fourth novel for my Science Fiction class and it’s the longest one thus far. Being an English major is a lot more work than I was expecting, but I love it.
Feb. 8th ~ Grown-ish Recap
I couldn’t let a week go by without talking about one of my all-time faves. This week’s episode was exactly what I needed to happen. It was sooo good!