Friday, June 13, 2014
It's been awfully quiet around here. When people said that your life changed when you started graduate school, apparently they weren't joking. It's amazing how even when I have free time, I spend most of it thinking "Oh, I should be doing XYZ." But I'm trying really hard to be a bit more balanced than I have been in previous semesters, so I'm dusting off the old blog and going to attempt to revive it.
I'm halfway through graduate school! I can hardly believe it. It feels like it is rushing by, and at the same time like it is never-ending. I didn't know what to expect, but it's different than anything I thought it would be like. I was surprised that busy work assignments evolve, but still remain. Group projects are still around and now are promoted as a "great way to learn to collaborate!" In spite of my grumblings, I will say, it's awesome to be able to spend all week learning about stuff I am interested in. My only wish is that I had more time to absorb the material. I want to take one class at a time and just have time to soak it all up and nerd out on it.
That's all for now. A short entry, but just trying to remind my brain how to write non-academic thoughts again.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
As my clinical practicum approaches in graduate school it has me thinking about expanding my wardrobe to include a little more "work appropriate" wear. Don't mistake that for me dressing racy currently (ha!), I am instead implying these days I have really become more of a jean, tshirt, & hoodie type of gal. It doesn't help that with my "I-am-a-serious-relationship"-weight gain that occurred around year 2 or 3, it makes dressing nicely tricky. Fast forward from year 2 of a committed relationship to year 9 and I've dropped 30 or so pounds, but finding cute stuff that fits is still a challenge.
Upon facing the challenge, I did what any person does when procrastinating for 3 midterms that are going on this week. I updated my pinterest with inspiring outfits. See some of my favorites below (which due to the lousiness of pinterest, I was unable to source most of them)
Sunday, June 30, 2013
Sunday, April 28, 2013
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!