this is my last full week of classes for the semester which is just mind-blowing next week I do have classes but it’s not the full shebang. that’s terrifying because that means finals are right after that I do not know where the semester went because I have. much schoolwork on my plate I thought this would be the perfect time for a study with me first thing that I’m gonna do is format a report that I have a group project that was done for a project that’s due today I’m really concerned I’m not able to get words though because I have a lot of essay writing to do this week report is supposed to be a minimum of 8 pages formatted in APA style and what else there’s also an accompanying presentation that we have to do on this report tomorrow that has not been created yet. we’re working on that later today all of my group projects this year it just seemed to be a little bit last minute which is like how all group projects go I have three group projects this semester it’s always a little tricky to coordinate with you know over ten people’s schedules but thankfully all my groups have been really good this year. can’t complain too much whenever I have citation questions I always go to owl Purdue just because it’s really easy to find information for APA and MLA they have this APA sample paper that I always find super helpful and I just need to go to the works cited I think oh it’s called references in APA it wasn’t sure. I need to make some adjustments to this you may not believe it because I’m in the exact same position as I was when I updated you a few hours ago but it has in fact been a few hours since I last checked in no working on this report is taking me a lot longer to do than I thought it would as a whole I won’t lie to you I’m feeling really stressed the past say like five or. days I felt myself just getting to a new level you know. that’s not been easy to deal with right now because I know that my life is going to be crazy for the next two weeks trying to stay focused on the fact that it really is just a temporary thing and literally in two weeks I’m gonna feel a lot better but still feeling very not myself and very vulnerable emotionally vulnerable I don’t know if that makes any sense I just feel like at any point I’m gonna burst I mean like I’m also about to get my period. the hormones could could are probably playing a large role in making this a lot worse than it actually is I’m currently practicing for a presentation I have in about half an hour. just going over my parts it’s a group presentation. I don’t have to say the whole thing but I always think it’s a really good idea before a presentation to go over multiple times what you’re going to say. you don’t stumble too much when you’re up there because inevitably even even though I’m comfortable public speaking if I’m not prepared I just don’t think I do as good of a job as I do when I kind of have a set outline in my head over what I’m going to say and something I really try and do when I am public speaking is just to speak very confidently even if I’m not confident with the material that I’m saying it I was saying the delivery of how I say it can make a huge impact on how people absorb that info and Dre and I have been tried out of our apartment in hopes that we can get some of this essay writing done how’s it going Andy yeah it’s not going well we thought getting out of her apartment would do the trick not doing the trick we’re just showing each other memes and laughing about things. this essay that we’re both waiting and I say for us this is going well it’s for our beetle spouse I’m doing an essay on defining the ingredients that distinguish the songs of John Lennon from those of Paul McCartney and what are you doing I’m talking about how their producer George Martin made them not exciting what’s your writing process for uh sighs I like to start with my introduction. that I can get my creative juices flowing and then hopefully the rest of the essay comes to me after that I can’t write my introduction right away I have to write the bodies for us and then do the intro later that’s where we’re currently at on draft numero uno it’s one that you got I got crimson berry yeah but what I did is 4060 I prefer more berry and less caffeine. I did 20% okay yes you can like us no let’s do that do it you did okay and then you choose the temperature and then all the T’s are up here it’s two o’clock I’m just about to get started on more essay writing today is my no class day. it gives me lots of time to you can get caught up in the school work department which is great but this morning I had to film December playing with me because December and today the day that I’m filming this it’s like the second last day of November. there was a bit of a time crunch on that last night when I was with Justine Mady and Andrea I was working I did a little bit of schoolwork but I ended up having to get a video ready for a deadline today and that took a while is actually the Interac holiday gift guide I was doing some last-minute edits and now it’s gonna be sent off for approval I had a lot of fun with that video by the way I hope you guys enjoyed it if you haven’t already you should definitely go check it out the rest of the day I’m just writing trying to tackle this essay I would like to just at least have the whole thing drafted by the end of the day I’m about just over halfway done my draft. I think if I just have a few hours of focus I can wrap it up and then tomorrow it’s due at Friday at midnight. tomorrow I’ll just keep editing and editing and hope for the best to eat the pain away I’m having some cauliflower puffs I actually really love these these are from vegan Rob’s I got them or I’ve talked about the were shown the Brussels sprout pops those are really good but these are a close second maybe but I mean I like I think I like them both equally I’ll finish the rest of this bag there’s not much much left. it’s not too bad get back to work 50 words into this essay and technically I only need like 400 more it’s a sixteen hundred word essay maximum. I’m thinking like anywhere between fourteen and sixteen hundred words I’m Gucci okay I’m good I’ve been using slang terms this is not good I’m writing an egg English no I’m not writing an English essay I’m writing a music I say things are happening in my brain right now I still have intro and outro to do. I feel like that’s gonna get me right to the end and intro note row now are going to be easy to write up because intro is just a summary of what you wrote in the body and conclusion is just a summary of what you wrote in the intro you drop a solid one-liner at the end she give impact you do a fancy intriguing introduction and then you’ve got an essay or I’ve got an essay this is good I am glad that the bodies are over because that’s pretty much the most disgusting part of an essay this is also making me a lot happier now I feel like my life is a little bit more exciting with twinkly lights involved in it you know about 45 minutes later I’ve had a group Skype meeting and I’m now at 1,300 words I’m gonna wrap it up for tonight because my brain is dead and go grab a bite to eat with my brother am I in the same spot that I was yesterday yes I’m currently doing all my citations for this essay it’s probably my least favorite part about essays I totally understand why citations exists and it’s obviously good to credit if you are getting your sources from somewhere else your ideas from somewhere else you gotta give credit where credit is due however comma there are. many rules in MLA and APA to how to cite like rules for commas and periods and it’s while I’m writing an essay if I’m if I am using something that that should be sourced instead of during the drafting process including the reference all I’ll include like some sort of keyword that tells me which source it was I used. that I can go back right now and do the proper citation just because I find if you if you stop every time you have to say and do the citation then it takes you out of the flow of your writing.
I find the process of doing this at the end a lot easier in terms of not interrupting my writing process but harder because now I’m doing this instead of just editing my work which is what I want to do he needs a lot of editing of my hair today and it’s just it’s just left all the curls have left because of the brain oh oh I think that’s one of my favorite parts about having long hairs I can just like like just it’s 10:16 now I submitted was that my best work no oh and you should watch a movie or something yes movie. it’s Saturday and I woke up this morning and just fault really blew I think I would just everything kind of sometimes she needs to let emotions and oh I hit that point this morning kind of threw me for a loop because I figured that was the say being done I’d be good but I’m feeling much better now I almost said debating whether or not I’m going to include that footage because I feel like I don’t feel the same way right now that I did literally like a few hours ago I do think it’s good to show that side of thing. I’m gonna keep it in I switched into a different outfit about to go ahead to a group meeting and then I’ll probably come back and do some work might even go to chapters just to give myself a bit of a treat because clearly it’s been a rough one last night I put on a Christmas movie I went to chapters I had some cookies I made a tea a new tea from David’s tea because I started my David’s tea advent calendar it was. good and then because there was a chapters I found a book from one of my favorite two authors Christina Lauren it’s one name but there are two different ladies what is it Christina Hobbes and Lauren Billings I love their books and this is their newest one is called my favorite half nightstand and as you can see I’m already like past the halfway mark and I started this last night I think I just needed a good reading session – I haven’t been reading a lot because things have been on my plate and then I just don’t feel like reading at the end of the night but this was this was a good reminder of why I need to be reading regularly because it’s the best escape for me today I am working on the boom today am i working on being some readings for a class and then I’m also working on a case that’s due tomorrow have I done the case report yet no. things are really last-minute read the case though. at least there’s that I’m just. glad that I’m feeling in better spirits today I also have a copy right now. that’s that’s helping – this is one of my favorite study beats playlist no lyrics just beat I usually lower it. it’s much less distracting no amazing content well pages over 2,000 words complete feel good about this because technically this is only due at 3 o’clock tomorrow I have to make this no more than 12 pages which it says it’s a 12 pages I probably have three more pages to go that because word is including my title page and my appendix in there. I have more writing to do but I have ideas for what I want to write. that’s good because it means I just need to get it out of my head and onto paper and life will be swell I think the plan tonight though in about half an hour is to go to dinner with Shelby and math feel like I need a good break from this too and then I might even come back tonight and do some more work this is what the report looks like right now I need to somehow make it look better than it’s looking right now because I’m obviously just writing and try not to focus too much on formatting but I feel like it could have a little bit more fun with it to at least make it look appealing even if I don’t find the content necessarily to it appealing it to be fair actually this this assignment on Uniqlo is probably one of the more interesting cases that I’ve done in this class it’s an international strategy class and talking about clothing is way more fun than talking about I’m trying to think about well. we’ve talked about in this class I’m blinking I love that for me and that’s it for today’s study with me video as you can see I’m in a new location I’m back home for the holidays because since filming this video I have completed exams and am now on holiday break is weird editing this one because I could see through the footage how stressed I was all week and it didn’t make me hesitate on even whether it was something I wanted to post just because I thought it was kind of like a little bit more of a bluer perspective than what I typically do but this is the reality of school sometimes it gets a little shaky and. does life not just student life but yeah – I thought it was worth putting on there just to show that you know I have my off weeks and days as well let me know in the comments below whether you finish school or when you finish school for this semester let me know – if you ever have really rough weeks during the school year do the video big thumbs up hit the subscribe button if you haven’t already and I will see you all very soon with a new video until then bye everyone I think that is proof the – ah we wanna be don’t step we some fresh some see this bookish oh man I know you would be the lead me on my toes in case I even