I’ve finally reached the end of 23! It was a long year with a lot of ups and downs (mostly because of grad school) but I wanted to kick off 24 the right way! Daniel took the day off from work and his internship so that we could do a day trip to Richmond because we had made an appointment for tattoos!
The long, unanticipated hiatus is over! I didn’t want to take break from blogging but life happens and months later, I reached a milestone that had felt like it would never come. I walked at the commemencement for my master’s degree. The day of was a long and tiring one but it’s really hitting me how fast time has flown by in these 2 years. If I said grad school was a breeze, I would certainly be lying to you. Even now, while I work on my thesis and search for a job, I wonder if this was the right choice for me. 2 years ago, I was unsure what paht I was going to take. I didn’t think dental school was going to happen for me at the time, and my job search was coming up empty. I remember waiting that summer to hear back from the only masters program I had applied for, and mid-June, I finally got the ‘yes’ I was hoping for.
Hello 2017! It’s been a long time coming, and 2016 has been a wild, and at times terrible ride. Aside from the politcal circus and celebrity deaths, it was a weird year. I felt frustrated and not very motivated a lot of the time, and life felt very stagnant. Grad school had me down and I’m still feeling that I’ve yet to find more than one class I’ve enjoyed here. Nevertheless, the new year is here and there’s so much to look forward to!
For starters, this is my last semester of classes for my master’s degree (and maybe ever). I’ll be working hard to finish up my research and write my thesis, and graduating. I feel a lot more motiviated with an end in sight. Honestly, I’m burned out from school. At the end of last semester, I found myself not feeling pressured by due dates or caring about my assignments. My grades didn’t slip but I just geniunely hated school. Now I’m starting up the job search and excited to finally land a big girl job. Continue Reading
After a busy weekend in Northern Virginia, this weekend quickly arrived and Daniel and I were up early to head to Syria, VA for the Graves Mountain Apple Harvest Festival! I saw this event on a Virginia travel blog and thought it would make for a great fall event, and it didn’t disappoint.
This past weekend, Daniel and I finally went biking. We’ve been meaning to go for months and got the opportunity to get outside this Saturday! We picked the perfect day for it, the weather was absolutely amazing and we picked a great location for it. It took us a while to get out of the apartment but we finally got going in the late morning. Continue Reading