Friday, November 29, 2013

Happy Peppermint Mocha Season!

Alas, it's the day after Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday, and the start of what I believe is the most amazing time of year: Peppermint Mocha Season.

While I'm sure that sounds oh-so sugary and amazing, it's more than the drink that makes me happy (they start selling them in late October, anyway). 

There are a few things I reserve for the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas. One of them is peppermint flavored things, generally. One of them is Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You." And one of them is deep introspection, which is really the entire point of this post, believe it or not. 


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With the November/December limbo comes tons of stress (because of finals, obviously) but also a number of opportunities to reflect, be thankful, and give back. 

During this time, I try to re-evaluate myself, where I aim to go career wise, and what I want to accomplish in the year to come. I'm graduating, so this time around I'll be focusing on getting jobs, working through some very exciting projects, and doing my general self-bettering things.

I also think this is an important time to give back. I'm approaching my last semester of undergrad, and I've learned a lot about myself and how this whole school thing works. I've had an amazing opportunity to meet some of the current interns at an entertainment site I used to write for and give them bits and pieces of "wisdom" that I've acquired through interning and being a student. It feels really great to know I'm able to help others, even if it's only a little bit. 

All of this, plus the caffeine laden incentive and my Mariah Carey Christmas song aspirations bundle together to make this time one of the most magical, despite any stress. 

I wish you all the most amazing peppermint mocha season. And, I'm dying to know, what makes this season so special for each of you? 

XOX,
Elise

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