This is how I feel right now :)
So I'm going back to school on Saturday!!! Just two more days of work to go, and then I'm FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!! SO EXCITED! I am really pumped to get back to school and see all my friends and start classes again. Also, my friend Isabel, who is currently living in Chicago because she graduated, is riding the bus to school with me. She wanted to visit my school this weekend anyway, so it just worked out that we could ride together. Yay three hours of talking! :-D
I am only taking three classes this semester, and I'm starting work on my senior thesis. As a psychology major, you have to be invited to do a thesis. This is because your thesis must be a psychological experiment, which takes department money and advisor time, and there aren't enough professors and money to let everyone do that. Everyone else gets to do Senior Seminar. So I got invited, and I'm planning to do my thesis on something related to disordered eating (shocker, right?). At this point, it is looking like anxiety, body image, or media related stuff. I don't know yet though, because I've barely started my preliminary research. I have all of first semester to plan and propose my experiment, and then I conduct it and write it up during second semester. Yay! I am nervous but excited.
On another note, I did a TON of clothes shopping this past weekend and ended up with some great stuff!! And the good news is that I did all this shopping, and emerged with my body image and self esteem intact. I found myself blaming the clothes instead of my body when something didn't fit. I probably tried on upwards of 40 pairs of jeans before I found some that fit, but I acknowledged that this was not my body's fault, but just indicative of the way jeans are mass-produced. So yay! It's been quite a while since I've shopped and felt good about my body while doing so. I ended up with two pairs of jeans and about seven shirts. Plus a pair of heels (yay!) and a pair of flats, both black. This is a pic of the heels:
So pretty! :) I'm excited, because I can NEVER find heels that fit my feet. Awesomeness!
Ok, that's about it. I'm going to go back to freaking out about when I'm going to pack... Love you all! <3