Beginning the End

After my last first day in the undergrad… it’s safe to say my brain is mush already. ¬† To end off my summer, I really made a point of relaxing and just doing the things I wanted to. This gave me a total of 5 days of summer. The last few days of my summer…

Having it all- but is there time for the cake too? The amateur diaries.

About 58 hours of my week are spent working at a combination of different sources of income, and volunteer positions (MORfit, Real-Estate photography, Teaching Assistant, Tutoring, Rider Mechanics, and Football (and other miscellaneous medical coverage)). 10-15 hours are spent riding one to two horses- 4-5 nights a week. At least 2 of these hours spent…

Triaging my own schedule.. Am I doing it right?

The past few weeks in a nutshell: Answer student questions in first responder class, work with kids at horse connection, work the desk at MORfit, go to evening classes, ride, triage football kids, answer football parent’s questions on why their kid is concussed or how they broke their wrist (among other things), answer football coach’s…

Acceleration

Heeey there. Been a while. I know. My bad. Forgive me? Okay. The past two weeks have kind of been scheduling insanity. I know this, because I found myself using the phrase “I have scheduled relaxation time” today. Does that even make sense? If I’m not in class, I’m working. If I’m not working, I’m…

Making a suppressed rider happy

I’m realizing it’s not actually that long since I wrote last. And that this is going to be my second post today. And third this week. Awhaaa? I guess I’ll keep it short then! Thursday I got to ride my old friend Sonny at Horse Connection, and our intention that morning was “Patience”. Definitely something…

Water into wine, and vice versa

I had to put vice versa up there, because some people will argue to the grave that a glass of red wine a day keeps the doctor away. Right, mom? I’ve found myself the past few days in a very motivated state- which I am taking full advantage of. Midterms are over, and although I…

Find that rhythm

“I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.” -Nick Caraway, The Great Gatsby. That variety of life. Do you ever look around at what you fill your life with and wonder how you’re lucky enough to be where you are? I do. Sometimes I have to pause and…

Lessons, Habits, Progress

Decided to take a study break to write a post. And now I have writers block. THANKS BRAIN. We’re in the home stretch. Only two exams left this week- after a quite successful run of five. ¬†Found out today that I got a 94% on the psychology paper I wrote on the power dynamics Eric…