Thoughts While Typing a Paper

I am supposed to be typing a 6-8 page paper for my classes; naturally, I am procrastinating. Instead, I am compiling a list of thoughts that run through my head as I am “working” on my paper:


  • “Maybe I should make coffee. Coffee will help me focus, right?!”
  • “I need good music. I can’t type in dead silence. I also can’t type listening to really crummy music. This is a tough decision.”
  • *Types 10 words, takes a 10 minute break*
  • “Ok, you have got to get this done. Type 1 page and take a break.”
  • “A bubble bath sounds really good right now. After, I could paint my toenails. My toenails need a fresh coat of paint. Hmmmmm.”
  • “What color should I paint my toenails?”
  • “Did I just see movement outside of the window? Is someone trying to break into the house?!”
  • “I’m kind of hungry. Popcorn sounds good.”
  • “Maybe I will just eat popcorn, watch a 20 minute show, and then get right back to work.”
  • “I want a cat.”

Me, Myself, and I

I could not come up with a topic for today’s post, so I suppose I will formally introduce myself via blog.



(Picture is from Honolulu, Hawaii)

By now, you have probably caught on…my name is Hannah. I am 22 years old; although, many people mistake me as a high school student. This makes me hopeful that when I am 50, I will look like I am in my 20s or 30s.

This past May, I graduated from Western Kentucky University with my B.A. in History & Social Studies with a concentration in Secondary Education. However, I decided I did not want to teach. That was a great epiphany to have months before I graduated (sarcasm). Thankfully, I found a Master’s program I absolutely love. Now I am pursuing an M.S. in Instructional Design. When people ask what I am getting my Master’s in, I get the same look:  the “I have no idea what that is, but I am just going to nod my head and sound impressed” look. In short, Instructional Design entails analyzing an educational or work setting, addressing the performance needs of students or employees, and developing strategies or products to address needs (i.e., training materials). It is a pretty broad field, but my dream job would be to work as an instructional designer for the NCAA.

Currently, I work as an athletic tutor for the Student Athlete Success Center at WKU. I love my job so much. I work with WKU’s athletes, get to know them really well, and watch them succeed off the field, as well. 

Other randoms:

  • I have one older sister who is married
  • I have 3 cats, but only 1 is my favorite (Molly)
  • As of July, I have taken up archery (and love it)

I believe that is enough about me!