I got back from London on May 3rd. I graduated from WPI with a BS in EE on May 17th. I start work at BAE Systems on June 30th. It's June 4th -- I've been back for a month now.
What have I done in that month? Not a whole lot of anything.
I finished up details at WPI before graduation. Chilled in W at the very deserted WPI with James quite a bit and caught up with other people over various meals out. In the time of hanging out with James, he got me hooked on Adventures of Lolo on the NES emulator I hijacked from him. I saw Matrix: Reloaded and Finding Nemo in W.
And, of course, I've been dancing. At least every other night. It's been really neato seeing all the people I hadn't seen in the 2 months I was in London. I had a lesson with Anne that went pretty well. Soonish after, I had a lesson with Erik that was wicked awesome. That was the day after the crazy workshops Erik & Laura held at the day Jen was hosting. I crashed at her place that night and stayed up crazy late socializing and stuff. The weekend made me quite sore, crazy amounts of dancing.
My wrist has been bothering me for the past 2.5 weeks. I'm not sure what caused it. I saw an occupational therapist today. She says it shows some symptoms of tendonitis. I've gotta ice it and do exercises. I think I'm getting a splint made for me on Friday. I'm still allowed to dance, I've just gotta take it easy.
Outside of W and dance, I haven't been too productive. I closed a bank account and opened a new one so I could consolidate my $$ into a single bank. ... I visited the doctor / OT. ... I organized some of my clothes in my drawers. ... I can't think of anything else, really.
This entry isn't well written at all. I'm jumping all over the place, writing things out of order, likely bad grammar as well. Deal. ;-)
My lesson with Erik was absolutely amazing. He fixed a lot of the little things that I do wrong. He said that I was like a sponge 'cause I absorb information. (Darren, who taught me ballroom, used to saw I was like clay -- same idea.) Near the end of the lesson, he sorta ran out of things that were quick and easy to fix, so we just danced. I'd asked for a slower song than wicked fast and he refused -- I could trick him with correctly fixing all the little things when I was dancing to slower music, with the fast music, I couldn't trick him and he could pick on me.
I've had a lot of time of doing nothing but lounging around the house. I've been reading people's blogs and journals and things of the like quite a bit. I'm most intrigued by Jon's Journal. He's really got his head wrapped around things & I'm impressed with how he write about everything.
I don't really have my head wrapped around everything. I don't have a clue about politics. I don't pay attention to them at all. People say things and I really just go along with them. About anything. I absorb what people say about things. I really think I need to form my own beliefs about various topics. I'm not sure how to go about doing this. I think it needs to happen.
For now, I'll do nothing but dance. Work will start soon enough.
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