This school year started out completely different than I had imagined. I was renting an apartment, eating without the campus meal plan, taking mostly online classes, and living during a pandemic. Not the sophomore year I had in mind.
During the fall semester, I took my first advanced fiction writing class. I drafted a new story which is currently being sent to magazines with the help of my professor Nick White. I also took a tutoring writing class, which served as my pre-training to work in the OSU writing center. In this class, I conducted writing center studies research which I won an English department award for. At the conclusion of the fall semester, I completed my history minor.
During the fall, I joined Delight, a women’s campus ministry. I virtually met a lot of new people through this organization. I also served as a “shark” for club swimming’s sharks and minnows program (similar to a big-little program). I led my minnows in a virtual scavenger hunt across campus.
This spring semester, I started up an internship with CityScene Media Group. I found that I absolutely love working in editing. I get to write about new and exciting things happening in Columbus. I will be continuing this position at least through November.
Some of my favorite classes this spring academic semester include cultures of professional writing, advanced fiction writing, and feminist sci-fi. In my professional writing class this semester, I learned new writing and interview skills. In advanced fiction, I wrote yet another short story which will be sent to magazines soon. Feminist sci-fi served as a delightful major elective.
Even though this school year was nothing like what I planned, I still enjoyed it greatly. I grew a lot this year academically, professionally, and personally. This year was surprisingly more fruitful and encouraging than my freshman year. I am excited to see what junior year holds!