Let’s Catch Up (#5)

So, you may have noticed there wasn’t a Let’s Catch Up last week. I decided to do my monthly wrap-up last Sunday instead. I think that may be how I do it, depending on when the last day of the month falls.

I’ve had a pretty interesting week and I even got some blog posts out on time. I’m hoping to keep that same energy going, but only time will tell.

My “Real” Life

This week was great! I had an event that my program (aka my job) was hosting on Tuesday night. We’ve been preparing for it for months and it ended up going even better than planned. My program’s focus is mental health so we were hosting a discussion on mental health in the black community for Black History Month. Over 90 students attended and the discussion was so good!

My classes are started to really pick up. I’ve been a little behind on some of my readings and I have two short papers due this coming week. I have a 1 page essay due Wednesday and a 2-3 page one due on Thursday.

I went to a love auction that my org was hosting Thursday night, hence why I left campus a little later than usual and missed the Grown-ish live-tweets. I had a lot of fun watching, but there’s no way I was going to be auctioned off. That takes a level of boldness that I aspire to reach one day.

On Friday, I was honored to meet Dr. Yusef Salaam of The Exonerated 5. He was invited to speak at my school and it was amazing! It’s beautiful to see how he’s used that experience to put out so much good into the world.

Yesterday, I went to a gala hosted by one of my school’s organizations. It was an all white affair and I had a lot of fun there. That’s also part of why this post is late, I thought I’d finished it before I left but I was definitely mistaken there.

Blogging Life

It wasn’t easy, but I made sure to finish my Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday posts on time. Even if it meant working on them the night before, they were still done on time and that’s what matters.

Feb. 3rd ~ Down the TBR Hole #14

Down the TBR Hole
Rae's Reads and Reviews

Keeping up with the usual Monday gist. I’ve been making progress, gradual as it may be. It’s still progress.

Feb. 4th ~ Top 5 Tuesday

Top 5 Tuesday Hosted by Bionic Book Worm

Rae's Reads and Reviews

This week’s topic was TOP 5 BOOKS THAT WEREN’T WHAT I EXPECTED (sorry for shouting at you). I tried not to let it get all negative, but most of them weren’t great. I did add a pleasant surprise to the list.

Feb. 5th ~ WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday 

Rae's Reads and Reviews

I may not have any new reviews up, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been reading. I’ve definitely been reading. We’re already on our fourth novel for my Science Fiction class and it’s the longest one thus far. Being an English major is a lot more work than I was expecting, but I love it.

Feb. 8th ~ Grown-ish Recap

Grownish Season 3 Episode 4 Recap + Discussion
Rae's Reads and Reviews

I couldn’t let a week go by without talking about one of my all-time faves. This week’s episode was exactly what I needed to happen. It was sooo good!

How was your week?

What are you looking forward to this month?

Do you have a valentine?

Let me know in the comments below, let’s chat!


Author: Rachelle Saint Louis

Rachelle Saint Louis is a Haitian-American writer, born and raised in South Florida. She received a 2018 Silver Medal in the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition for her poem “Red Blood Cell.” She is currently a Psychology and English double major at Florida Atlantic University. Her poetry has been published in Rigorous Magazine. Rachelle has been writing poetry since the 7th grade and you can often find her performing Spoken Word at local open mics.

4 thoughts on “Let’s Catch Up (#5)”

  1. Does this love auction work like it did in Gilmore Girls? That you get up there and people make bids to go on a date with you? Sorry, this is a completely new thing to me and I’m quite intrigued to know!

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    1. Yes! It was my first time going to one but a few other organizations at my school do it too around this time of year. There were a few people that got into bidding wars but most of them were just bidding on their friends and it was a fun way to raise money for the organization 🙂

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