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2017…finally


It’s been an interesting day and it’s just the start of the new year.

 

2016 was filled with work and school and feeling resentful that I didn’t get to travel more. Or do more races. Or really relax with friends.

 

So I’m hoping to fix that this year. Today started it.
I w0ke up early without an alarm and I layed in bed thinking about everything. One semester to go in graduate school, and possibly expand my career. My lease is up in May as well. I looked on the internet for new, larger apartments and ended up visiting one. It’s nice, but not quite what I want for the price. So I’ll keep looking. I have the time. My brain is so focused on what to do in 5 months, I’m almost afraid the semester will suffer more than it needs to. We are short staffed again and are lacking a lab manager. Feeling unappreciated and unnoticed most days does not make me want to work harder. Its always been a possibility of my leaving the company once my Master’s is completed, but I didn’t think it would end like this. (I’m not even sure its ended, but it feels like it might.)

 

Until that day, I will work as I’m able and save up money. I have enough to pay back the school loans in full, but I want to travel abroad this summer so I need to save up more. I will keep working hard, because I am wired that way. It’s not in me to leave something unfinished.

 

I’m ready for a good year. God knows I could use one with more smiles and less stress.

Family time


It was a good afternoon, so I took the puppy for a walk.

 

I love that my parents live so far away from the “city” and have some quiet neighbors.

 

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I’m also doing a running challenge. I’m on schedule after a 5K today.
Couldn’t be happier with my life right now…

 

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October…gah


I am so ready for the semester to be over. I’m tired of working on lab reports that I don’t care about.

And I’m so ready for snow and hoodies and hot chocolate…

I’ve had fun though. I ran a 5K this morning with my plant manager and a coworker, plus some of their family. It was awesome to be surrounded by runners. And it was for an awesome cause. I’m very proud to work for a company that sponsored the Angel One 5K and 10K. The Children’s Hospital does so much more good than I knew.

…so ready for Christmas though. And family time.