Not too bad this time
You know, I really should stop mentioning at the beginning of my entries how much time it's been since the last time I updated my blog, so I probably won't do this that much more, unless I decide my entries are not long enough otherwise and that I don't have much to write about, or even when I have a lot to write about but just feel like writing for no reason in particular, in which case I might mention how long it's been until I actually keep up with my standards for the DSLUOEIYPTT (Days Since Last Update Or Entry, If You Prefer That Term). But anyway, on to stuff with a hint of point to it. Before that though, I have to mention that it's been about 2 weeks since my last entry (sorry, habit I'm working on correcting; okay, so I'm not, but, I mean, I might in the future).
Classes are slowing down in approach to finals, which is nice compared to full speed in the middle of the semester. It'll be extremely nice when I can say adios to classes but not nice when I have to say adios to friends for a little while, but that's the way it is. We have the internet, so it won't be a total cutoff or anything. Anyway, winter break will be nice, not having to do anything, but there's still a lot of things I want to do during break, so I'll be able to stay busy with stuff I've put off until I had more time to do it (winter break = more time). Going to Arizona for Christmas will be fun, getting to see one side of the family, and then come home and see some of the other side of the family. It should be pretty exciting, though it just doesn't seem right going to a place for Christmas without snow and where you can just walk outside in a t-shirt and shorts and not freeze into a block of human ice within a few minutes. We could probably bring some snow from Minnesota down to Arizona for those family members who have been missing the snow ever since they decided to live in a snowless place (you know who you are). On the plus side, we'll be able to walk outside in a t-shirt and shorts in Decemeber. Anyways, it'll be good to see a bunch of family during break.
Not to go on a tangent or anything, but I thought I'd mention that "anyways" or "anyway" is basically my key word for saying that I'm pretty much done rambling on and feel like I've used just enough Internet on the subject mentioned before the key word that I feel like we should move on to more important topics, like this one. Anyway, I'm sorry, but I couldn't help from contradicting myself right after I explained my key word because the opportunity was basically just sitting right in front of me like a flat tennis ball, with a racket right next to it, and I just couldn't help myself from sending that tennis ball skyward toward the softball field next to the tennis courts I am in, looking for a softball player to hit smack dab on the helmet and cause them to turn their head towards another individual on the same tennis courts, thinking it was that individual who hit them and not me (just to note that the thought of this activity was never, ever even thought of being done by members of my tennis team from high school to members of our high school's girl softball players, much less physically doing such a childish act; we were better than that). Anyway, this time I'm actually moving on.
My Metro Internship process of matching the companies to the individuals in the program is finally over and I got matched with the company I wanted, Loaves & Fishes (if you don't know what I'm talking about, you can look back at previous entries where you might find mention of it, call me on my cell, or just plain not worry at all about it and keep reading because you don't really have to know about the process unless you really, really want to). Loaves & Fishes is a non-profit company based in Minneapolis that has various sites around the Minneapolis/St. Paul area that give anyone who comes into them a free meal. In addition to giving individuals who come into the sites a free meal, Loaves & Fishes helps these individuals find additional help for their other needs, such as rent assistance, job placement, etc. by having an individual at the sites occasionally to assist them and point them in the right direction. The goal of my internship is to gather up information on these various areas for each site within the site's zip code (since many of these individuals have limited means of transportation), organize the information, and (if there's enough time within the internship) learn the information well enough to be able to go to the different Loaves & Fishes sites and help individuals find the information they are looking for. I'll be working somewhere around 10 to 12 hours a week until the end of the school year, with maybe the possibility of it going into the summer if the goal of the internship is not met (at least I hope it could go into the summer if I don't get everything done).
I'm really excited about the internship, if you couldn't tell by the detailed description above where I actually didn't really go on writing words for few reasons. I see it as a really good opportunity, especially since 'm starting to more clearly see myself majoring in non-profit management and I can learn more about non-profits through this internship and it is a pretty direct way for me to help out the community.
I guess I'll update my current plans for what I'll major in (subject to change with every day and mood swing). Currently I'm thinking of majoring in non-profit management and philosophy (or at least minoring in philosophy) with a leadership minor we have at the U of M, maybe squeezing in enough entrepreneurial classes to major or minor in that too (this last part I just came up with about a minute ago and might or might not be plausible). I have not much of an idea of where I want to be after college, but I figure I have 3 1/2 years to figure that out (and maybe more if I want to get a MBA or something further). Anyway, I guess I'll stop now and find something further to do tonight.
Hope you all have a good couple of weeks until Christmas and if I don't see you at or before Christmas, have a merry Christmas and happy New Year if I don't see you before then either. Adios.