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Sofia - RWU Class of 2013

Back to Bristol!

Hello my friends!

I have finally returned to Bristol, RI. London will forever be remembered as one of the best experiences of my life, one that I will cherish forever. Being back in Bristol feels like such a routine, thinking about how I was traveling abroad just a few months ago just doesn’t seem real. (I find myself reminiscing and looking through pictures to remind myself!) And as soon as I come out of this dream world… I realize it’s senior year.

Oh, s***.

I have way too much to do.

I basically spent the summer working at American Eagle, took a couple vacations with my family (Florida and Martha’s Vineyard) and celebrated my 21st birthday in August at Mohegan Sun! Being productive was not happening. And neither was an internship. I was offered an internship with Cone Communications, but things fell through when I realized how expensive it would be for me to commute from Brockton to Boston everyday and not get any pay or compensation. I was pretty bummed that I had to decline, but I think it was for the best. I clearly needed the summer to relax before coming back for a crazy, insanely busy senior year.

First, I am taking five classes: Mass Comm Research, Digital Journalism, Photo Journalism, Advanced Design, and a Senior Seminar (three hours long on Tuesday night… UGH). This year I am also Account Executive of the Bateman team (a PR competition where we plan an execute a campaign on a given subject.. this year is on bullying). I am also a member of VOS, PRSSA, and the Hawks’ Herald. I have a new work study position at the study abroad office and I am in the works of possibly getting an internship. When will I be completing hours for this said internship? I haven’t the slightest clue. But we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it. I just can’t picture myself taking a semester off from an internship, especially my senior year! I feel like that’s horrible luck and karma would come and find me when I’m job hunting…

That’s another thing, I have to find a REAL JOB. Like a big girl job. Like all of my years of education and thinking about that omnipresent question: What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s here. And I have to start looking in just a few months. This can’t be real… someone pinch me?

Just finally picked up my parking sticker yesterday and I haven’t even gone grocery shopping for my apartment yet… oops. I’m a mess already!

Until next time…

-Sofia xx

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