This past week I attended a talk hosted by America Ferrara here at the University of Delaware. Her talk focused on the importance of being a role model to our peers, and especially amongst our classmates. Her talk was not only inspirational but also inspiring as it was so genuine. Typically you here from celebrities trying to earn a good name for themselves so that they can have a good image. However, Ferrara truly put her heart and soul into the presentation relating it to her personal life, heritage, and academic achievements at the University of Southern California. It was cool to not only be in the presence of a celebrity whom I love, but also to hear some her of inspirational words.
So I promise I do many other things with my life besides updating my blog for you guys once a week. Just last week I was honored with the position to be the sales executive of a new upcoming newspaper here on campus called the Odyssey. The newspaper is centralized on Greek Life here at Delaware. It is articles, advertisements, and info for all of the students apart of Greek Nation here on campus. The newspaper consists currently of a team of three other individuals and myself who are essentially running our own business here on campus. Our job is to produce the paper, hire writers, and produce enough revenue to make the business stay afloat. We are managed by a team based out of Indiana who we make calls/skype with roughly twice a week, and stay connected through an online database to ensure that we are meeting out goals, staying on track, and also have them for guidance. My job as a sales executive is to produce enough revenue to allow the newspaper to earn a profit and be able to be printed. While the rest of the team and I are currently working on getting the ads, my job in the long run will be to manage all of these ads. And it’s an internship that I earn commission on (9% to be exact :]). While this opportunity has put a bit of a damper on some of my free time, it has been an awesome opportunity that I have been able to take advantage of to learn more about my field of study. I’m very excited to get the newspaper going and start earning some $$$!
So this week Vicki and I are tag-teaming a blog topic- what’s our favorite way to procrastinate?! So mine is easy, and I use the reward system. I frequently find myself saying I’ll leave my reading until tomorrow, and before I know it, it’s only a few days before the exam and I have to study as well as I have 200 pages to read. So to manage my procrastination I establish “chunks” of to-do lists. So for example I’d divide up my reading into three different segments. To then reward myself by doing some shopping online. Because really, what makes me feel better than knowing the excitement of a reward at the end. So, in between the first break I browse, the second I finalize my purchases and after its all done, I fill out my shipping info. Shopping online is my favorite way not only to procrastinate my work and distract myself, but also for dealing with the work that builds up that I need to divide up and tackle because of my procrastinating.
Sunday is constantly a battle for me to be a combination of productive and also be excessively lazy. A typical Sunday consists of me sleeping until two, eating breakfast around three, getting some work done until my chapter meeting for my sorority at seven and then posting up in the library for a few hours. However, today was a definite struggle. After an exhausting exams week last week, my usual productive routine was canceled out to watch Kim Kardashian’s wedding special on E!, and of course the Earth marathon on Animal Planet. Looks like I have a busy day ahead of myself tomorrow to make up for the double work load that I need to get done.