What I’ve Been Up to Lately – 3/26

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You might not have noticed if you’re not a regular reader of my blog, but I’ve been slacking with my posts lately. March and April are busier months for me, so I have felt unmotivated when it comes to my blog. I haven’t been keeping up with the two posts a week that I’ve been trying to do this year. In an effort to get back into the swing of things, I thought that it would be nice to update you all on what I’ve been doing outside of blogging lately!

Working

I don’t work a lot, but I still have a part-time job that allows me to work on other projects when I don’t have customers to attend to. The store has been a little busier than normal lately (and I’ve been helping with inventory and advertising), so I haven’t had as much time to write and read blog posts at work. I also have a few people that I pet sit for when they go out of town in order to make a little extra cash (and of course to play with cute pets).

Volunteering

I found this neat volunteering opportunity at the fossil division of a local lemur center. It’s not mind-blowing work, but I enjoy anything that gets me out of the house to learn new things. I normally have monotonous tasks, like transferring fossils into better environments/housing. It feels good to help out though! Plus, it allows me to see what the people who work there do everyday. I think one of my main problems with finding a job is that I do not know what the daily tasks and responsibilities are for different positions. I have never had an internship and have just worked in the food service industry, so I really have no clue how actual adult jobs work. I’ve enjoyed learning more about the inside of the fossil division though.

Sick

I tried to stay healthy as long as I could, but my parents brought home the flu when they came back from visiting my grandpa a couple of weeks ago. I was the last to catch it, and it was miserable. The first day I had a fever and a headache, and then I started feeling better the second day only to feel worse. I managed to get a cough and a runny nose too.

Taking Care of My Dog

My dog Scooby was due for a few of his shots, so I took him to the vet. We also decided to test him for heartworms again since he hadn’t been tested since I adopted him last May. Unfortunately, his test came back positive. Now he’s on antibiotics and some more heartworm treatment, so hopefully the worms will all die and Scooby will feel better.

Taxes

I don’t know why I push aside my taxes every year, especially since I don’t make enough money to have to pay anything (instead I get money back, yay). I finally sat down and did them, however, and I’m glad to have them out of the way! I kind of want to use my refund money for something fun, but I’ll probably end up doing the smart thing and saving it.

*Trying* to Register for Classes

I don’t know if it’s different because this is a community college instead of an actual college, but the community college that I’m planning on taking classes at in the summer/spring is so freaking confusing. Apparently I’m supposed to talk to an advisor before they even have the available classes/times released? At my public college, I always made sure to look through the classes and plan out my schedule before meeting with an advisor, so this way is new to me and I don’t like it. I want to be prepared and know that everything will fit together in my schedule before I talk with an advisor about what I’m planning. I guess I’ll figure it out soon.

YouTube

I think I’ve been a little more consistent with my YouTube channel this past month. Granted, I only told myself to upload once a week, so it hasn’t been too difficult to keep up with. I missed video editing, so it’s been fun to get back into it. I think YouTube also helps me get more comfortable speaking in general. I’m super awkward and tend to shrink away from conversations, so hopefully YouTube will continue to improve my social skills.

How has life been for you all lately? Anything exciting happening?

7 thoughts on “What I’ve Been Up to Lately – 3/26

  1. Registering for classes can definitely be confusing – I’m still waiting to receive registration confirmation dates for my Fall semester!! Also, I had no idea you had a YT channel – i’ll have to check it out.

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  2. oo I have to check out your YouTube channel Melissa! I think it’s a job well done by having the courage to set one up and post videos on it 🙂 So sorry you had the flu!! It’s such a terrible thing to have … everyone around me around January / February had it and I was scared I would too! I hope signing up for classes at your community college will be straightened out! Is this continuing education or it’s part of your path to a bachelor’s? ughh I’m also hoping for Scooby’s recovery!! 🙏🏼

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    • Thanks! YouTube is definitely a little intimidating, but it’s fun! Yeah everyone seems to be getting the flu, I’m glad you managed to avoid it. I have a Bachelor’s, but I actually don’t know what type of jobs are available in that field/don’t think they’re right for me, so now I’m looking to take some classes in a different area. And thanks, I’m hoping he’ll be okay! ☺️

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