Finish Line

By Claire Neiberg, English Major / D.U. Quark Intern

Writing this blog post really early (for me) because I definitely will not be able to do it Tuesday evening because I am going home!

I haven’t been home since August 16th due to COVID, and a little over three months is the longest I have ever been away from home. Saying I’m excited to have two months at home is an understatement because while this semester has been good for the most part, it has been extremely tiring, not to mention the Zoom fatigue.

However, I am determined to finish strong, especially with this internship.

There are a few more things I would like to produce in order to include them in my final portfolio, and I plan devote a lot of Thanksgiving break to catching up on my work for The Quark. I already know there is going to be a lot on my plate finals week with work and my exams, not to mention that it’s much harder to get things done at home with my one-and-a-half-year-old Golden Retriever puppy and the distraction of not having seen my sister for over three months.

Thanksgiving break will be the best time to really get creative with social media posts, another newsletter, and promoting the open Editor-in-Chief position.

Also, with this semester ending and a long break ahead, it is important to think about these next two months and focusing on keeping a positive mindset, as COVID cases are on the rise.

Particularly, I am planning on doing a lot of sewing and hiking over the break to keep me busy and out of the house as much as I can be. To wrap up, this semester was a weird one, but a good one. It’s not over yet, but it almost is, and I am just thankful that even though circumstances are weird, I still got to create work for my online portfolio that I am proud of.

While I won’t be retaking the internship next semester, I am looking forward to my final semester on The Quark!

My view for the next two months… Not complaining, but as one can see, makes it VERY hard to get anything done 🙂

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