Friday, January 11, 2019

11 Random Thoughts

I'm back with another random things post except I gave it a new name. I thought 11 Random Thoughts sounded more interesting so I've renamed the series this. Anyways, I have so many thoughts to share so lets get into it.

  • Time management is so incredibly difficult, and I would like to work on this year. I've found that I sometimes drag some tasks out for longer than they should take and then do a bunch of tasks in a short period of time. I still get everything I need to accomplish done. It might not get accomplished in the most efficient way.
  • College fashion seems to be all over the place. People wear everything from sweatpants to business clothes. I've enjoyed seeing how the student I've been meeting with dress. The majority have been in a t-shirt or a UGA jacket.
  • Everyone at UGA has so much UGA pride. People wear jackets and t-shirts for the school. Lots of students use UGA lanyards. People in sororities keep buttons on their backpacks that show their support for the Dawgs.
  • I went to the Georgia Museum of Art yesterday. The museum was so much bigger than I expected with multiple exhibits. I'm amazed that the university has enough money to keep such a robust art collection. The students are so lucky they can take advantage of the free museum anytime they want since its on campus.
  • As I walked around the museum, security wasn't in every room. They had two security guards in the main exhibit. I really admired how much the university trusted the students.
  • I went to a hockey game last night. It was such a cool experience to see what college athletics are like. UGA doesn't have a college team but they have a club team. The team ended up winning the game.
  • I saw a girl who graduated from my school a few years ago. It was nice to catch up with her at the game. She knows some of the people I've been interviewing so that's was exciting to hear.
  • I have so much respect for people who work from home. I've found its difficult for me to separate a work environment from a home environment. I'm sure someone who works from home has a dedicated space for working from home so its easier for them.
  • I'm going home for the weekend. I'll actually be home for less than 24 hours. I'm excited to see my dad because I haven't seen him since I left for Athens. Its a very quick trip for a BBYO dance but it'll be nice to be back.
  • I'm attending services Saturday morning with the family I'm staying with. I don't attend Saturday morning services at home so I'm excited to experience them in Athens. I believe they're being held at a home so that'll be a unique experience.
  • I'm planning on going to the UGA women's basketball game on Sunday. The tickets are incredibly cheap and are general admission. I'm excited to experience the camaraderie of basketball.
That's all I have to share for now. I'm sure I'll be back with another update next week giving my thoughts on the Saturday service, BBYO dance, the basketball game, and whatever else I want to write about.

Monday, January 7, 2019

11 Random Thoughts

I'm interning in Athens, Georgia with a non-profit that works with UGA students for a few weeks. I've been living in Athens for a few days, and I still have about two weeks left. I thought it would be nice to reflect on my first few days in Athens.
  • Grocery shopping is insanely difficult! Its difficult to buy food you want to eat that's healthy and won't go bad super soon. I'm gaining a lot of respect for the little things my parents do. I'm planning on going to Trader Joe's today to grab some fruit and veggies as I know I haven't eaten enough of them lately.
  • I recently tried a Grand Slam at Arden's Garden. The Grand Slam is a "shot" of wheatgrass, ginger, lemon juice, and cranberry. I went with someone who's a regular at Arden's Garden so the employee gave us a shot of cayenne and pineapple. We followed it with a shot of pineapple juice. It was such a fun experience!
  • I really like how Athens has a true downtown shopping experience. Atlanta's downtown is a dead zone that has office buildings and tourist attractions. Needless to say, I don't hang out in Atlanta's downtown. Athen's downtown is cute with shops, restaurants, and a music venue.
  • Athens has a local coffee chain called Jittery Joe's. I'm currently sitting in one as I write this. I've been sitting for an hour and a half now, and the people watching has been incredible.
  • I'm staying with a family who have the most delightful children. Their children are fireballs of energy. I played with them outside for an hour yesterday. It made me realize I don't spend enough time running around outside. I'd like to do more of that this year.
  • The family had a gathering last night for law professors, and I ended up playing with the cutest two-year-old. It was amazing how the boy was entertained for an hour by throwing a ball around.
  • I played soccer with the kids the other day. I really enjoyed kicking the ball around. I'd like to get a soccer ball to play with at home.
  • The students haven't come back to Athens, yet. I'm excited to see the town with all the students. I'm wondering if Athens has any traffic when the students are here.
  • I'm staying in a very central part of Athens. I get to my internship in a little over five minutes if the light isn't red. I've been impressed by how convenient everything is to one another.
  • I'm going to a vegetarian restaurant for dinner tonight called the Grit. I'm excited to experience what vegan Athens has to offer. I haven't looked at the website so it'll be a surprise when I get there.
  • I'm going to a hockey game on Thursday with my mom. I can't wait to experience college athletics, a hockey game, and the camaraderie of sports. I wanted to go to Nashville over winter break to experience a Nashville Predators game but the timing didn't work out.
That's a little glimpse of where my mind's been at while I've been in Athens. I'll try to do another one of these before I go back to Atlanta.