March Update: Internship, Birthday, and How I Stay On Top of Things

Hello everyone,

I cannot believe that it is already March of 2017. This year is just flying and it can honestly be a little overwhelming to think of how fast time goes. Sometimes you just wish there were more hours in the day.

However,  2017 has been treating me with an abundance of blessings. I wanted to share some of the amazing things that are going on in my life.

Academics/Career

For those of you who don’t know, I am a freshman at the University of Central Florida. I generally proceed by stating that I am a journalism major. Nonetheless, it wasn’t until a few weeks ago that I could actually truly claim that as my major.  UCF’ s journalism program is a highly selective and competitive program that you have to apply for admission into. But by the grace of God, this February, I was accepted into the Electronic (Broadcast) News track.

The blessings don’t stop there. *Drum roll please*

I received my first internship with WFTV Channel 9 (ABC news) for this summer. I had been applying and trusting God for an internship and he surely came through. I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to let “little old me”, a freshman become an intern for their news station.

One Time for the Birthday Girl

On February 27th, I celebrated my 19th birthday. I prefer not to use the hashtag “#Nasty 19”, but was sure to use #Queen19. Whatever way I would like to present it, I am a year older.

I am still trying to process my age and enjoy the last year of being a teenager, before  I embark on my 20s.

It is almost surreal to think of that. I am excited for what this year has to bring and I was so grateful that I was able to celebrate with my friends.

Here is a picture from my birthday dinner at Smokey Bones. (I highly recommend, by the way)

19th-birthday-pic

 

How I Am Holding Up

I have to admit. The demands of school and extracurriculars are catching up to me. During times of stress I am learning to re-focus and re-energize myself. Listening to calming music while doing school work seems to help. The white noise in the background keeps you distraction free. Also, I am learning to say “no.”  Like my mother always says “Body no be wood”, which means that you are not a machine. You can’t always do everything. Sometimes you have to learn to reevaluate your time and decline certain offers. There is no shame in that.

Well, that’s all that I have for today. I hope you enjoyed this. Let me know in the contact comment section if you have something you’d like to say to me.

With Love,

Abisola XoXo