Work has been ridiculous - I work in retail anyone who's had the misfortune of working in retail will understand my problems - the last few weeks in November were insane, and I was pushing 30 hour weeks. But payroll has been tight since then and my hours have been hovering around 8 hours of work a week. In regards to school, the semester is starting to wind down, but finals are kicking my butt right now! I'm a full-time student taking five courses at the moment. Luckily, I've gotten some term papers and finals out of the way already, and for the most part it's just the last few tests that need to be taken before I can officially let my brain go into hibernation
Oddly enough, the thing I'm most stressed about at the end of every day about is school or work. It's the fact that I'm moving back to California from New York the day after I finish my last final! I love New York City to death; it's my heart and soul. But when it comes right down to it, financially, it just doesn't make sense for me to be living in such an expensive city and paying out-of-state tuition for an education that is not worth the amount I'm having to pay. I've been mostly okay with the idea of moving home - ultimately, it was my own choice. But as my flight home gets closer, the idea that I'm moving out of NYC has become more real than ever...such a depressing thing to think about every day. Plus, I have to pack an entire year and a half of my life into cardboard boxes....then lug them all the way to the airport - not as easy as it seems, both physically and emotionally. But hey, I'm still young, I'll get through this hurdle, which in the grand scheme of things, is a small one.
But for now, wish me luck and thanks for putting up with my pathetic sob story, heh. Hope everybody has been doing better than I have been, and let's cross our fingers that I'll be able to at least do another OOTD or some beauty/pop-culture post before the end of the year! Let me know if y'all have any ideas of what you'd like to hear from me!