First off, documenting the most exciting news I have to share:
I'm officially apart of the incoming class this fall at Pacific University! When I last wrote I was so drained from the application process, and I am so grateful the hard work paid off. Their Speech Language Pathology program is excellent and I'm so excited to start this next phase of my life with the team they have there.
In sadder news, Colin did not get into any of the programs he wanted to. He will be taking the next year to jump back into the working world, and do some more exploration to find the best path for meeting his long term goals. I have such faith in him that no matter what step he choses to take, he will be an asset to that field. I'm looking forward to see the opportunities that come his way this next year. I won't lie, I would love to see him eventually end up in academia (my own bias) Because he does has an amazing gift for teaching and mentoring people, and his innovative ideas align with research so well. I feel lucky to be married to someone so awesome!
Colliegate cycling season has winded down and I have my weekends mostly back now. I am sad that between my post-bacc program, neurotic Mimi, and not enough commitment on my part led me to just be a bystander this year. But, what a year to be able to watch! Colin really blossomed in the role of president and helped foster a bonded strong team. So strong in fact that they won their conference! I felt so lucky to be able to photograph their championship weekend:
Now all that's left is getting through the rest of this quarter, which its been increasingly harder to sit in a classroom when the weather has been so beautiful here in Portland. But luckily my classes this quarter are interesting and keeping me motivated. Plus I get to hang out with this cute guy when I'm in lab:
Hopefully I will find some time to write again before finals. Until then, everyone enjoy the sunshine!