Hey everyone, can you believe it’s finally spring! The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and I’ll be starting Spring Quarter next week. You may be thinking that this is bad – more school for Dusk, more months of wondering where I’ve gone and if I’ll ever finish my review to-do list. Never fear! I’ve created a new schedule for this quarter to better balance my schoolwork and it includes a few hour block of blogging each week. Hopefully *fingers crossed* this will give me the structure I need to be back on here consistently.
What have I been up to lately? Well…a little of everything.
I had a practicum experience this quarter with Health Promotion and one of my main goals was to get experience talking to other young folks about sexual health. I had the opportunity to do four presentations about condom and dental dam use, and for one of those I even discussed various methods of birth control and passed around samples for students to look at to see the different types. Throughout this whole process I was working with the peer educators and working on our area’s website. The best part was at the big event seen above, where lots of folks were coming in and watching the demo and doing condom races. One of the peers I was working with had never done a Latexology program before and was extremely nervous; I coached her through it and by the time we were supposed to switch stations, she decided to stay because she was enjoying it so much!
This past week we were on Spring Break, which meant I spent a lot of time in the city with M and lazed around most of the week. I came back into town on Thursday though, for the Hunger Games! I enjoyed going to the midnight showing with some friends, even though I don’t think the movie did the book justice as much as I’d hoped. I dressed up as Katniss and was thrilled that I had people pointing me out and telling me I looked just like her.
Tomorrow I’m off to a national conference for a professional organization I’m a member of, so I’ll be packing up tonight in order to carpool with friends in the morning. Even though I’m generally introverted and this is a huge conference, I’m thrilled to be going and I hope to meet a lot of new people. It’ll also be a good opportunity to get used to the large crowds before I go back next year to interview for full-time jobs.
What can you all expect from me when I return? Hopefully, some more consistent posting of reviews. I’m honestly hoping for one a week with a few missed opportunities if I have exams. I’ve got a bucketload of lingerie to review as well as a few other items, and I’d like to start some kind of basic-informational series for new readers, especially those who are actually looking for education and aren’t already sex bloggers. If you have any ideas for info-pieces that you or your friends would like to see, please leave a comment for me below.
Enjoy the spring weather!