University Thoughts

uafairbanks:

"DOUBLE RAINBOW at university of Alaska Fairbanks at midnight. Simply amazing! I saw it from my window after working on calculus III homework for about 8 hours. I was out of breath from both from the view and the fact that I ran down the stairs in flip flops."

Summer job is going well! I’m blogging about that too. You can read about my creations at froyoguru.tumblr.com. As a warning, your mouth may start watering.

I’m also looking for a laptop for grad school. My one that I bought in August broke and my Dad and I took it to get repaired. To our dismay, the part that needed to be replaced no longer is produced and cannot be ordered. I’m sad, but I’ve promised my parents that this time the laptop will be mine. I’m going to pay for it. I’m thinking this time around I will finally get a Mac, but I’m also not sure I’m ready to go over to the dark side. Anyone got a recommendation?

In psych news. I got the DSM-V as a graduation present. I skimmed the contents, but I’d like to do a little bit of in-depth reading this summer. I was totally nerding out when I flipped through the pages. I think this will be a handy tool for grad school.

My apartment lease is signed. My flight is booked. It’s really happening. I’m moving to Alaska. I’m studying Clinical Psychology. This is my life.

34 days until Fairbanks.

My hair is long enough for a ponytail (sort of)! Also, I started a summer job last week at Orange Leaf, a frozen yogurt shop. It’s pretty simple and I like the people I’m working with, but I really just want to be in Alaska. Well, I do get one free yogurt per shift, so that’s a perk. Maybe I’ll see if my friends can hang out tomorrow or Thursday. I mostly feel bored and unproductive. My mom and I are going swimming later to cool down from this summer heat. I think I’ll go read a book now.

My hair is long enough for a ponytail (sort of)! Also, I started a summer job last week at Orange Leaf, a frozen yogurt shop. It’s pretty simple and I like the people I’m working with, but I really just want to be in Alaska. Well, I do get one free yogurt per shift, so that’s a perk. Maybe I’ll see if my friends can hang out tomorrow or Thursday. I mostly feel bored and unproductive. My mom and I are going swimming later to cool down from this summer heat. I think I’ll go read a book now.

My eyes are looking exceptionally blue today. I also signed the lease for my apartment in Fairbanks. I wish it was August already!

My eyes are looking exceptionally blue today. I also signed the lease for my apartment in Fairbanks. I wish it was August already!

Killin’ it! Race for the Place 5k - My time was 43:47, not my best, but it made for a great outing with my mom and sister.

Killin’ it! Race for the Place 5k - My time was 43:47, not my best, but it made for a great outing with my mom and sister.

Magazines and Mayhem

I got the latest Monitor on Psychology in the mail today. My mom thought it was funny that I actually like to look at my professional magazine. I guess I really am doing what I love. My room is a mess of unpacking, cleaning, and repacking. My program orientation is August 4 so I will be flying to Fairbanks on Harry Potter’s birthday. Today has been really lazy, but hopefully I will feel more motivated tomorrow. Sometimes time passes extremely slow when you are waiting on life’s next big adventure. I have the next stage planned out, but it doesn’t start on my time, which is frustrating. I’m trying to embrace this break, but I mostly want to get on to the rest of my life.

Baccalaureate selfie :-)

Baccalaureate selfie :-)

The Final Struggle of Undergrad

Writing my last paper of undergrad. Almost wrote “Pope Honorius III favored the University of Bologna and protected it from all the haters.” Struggling to force myself to not actually include this statement.

I submitted my thesis today and it has been a wild ride! I’m extremely proud of my study on meditation, for the hard work I put into in and for the results I’ve found. My thesis defense is next Wednesday morning. I’m nervous, but I have a good feeling about it now. :)

I submitted my thesis today and it has been a wild ride! I’m extremely proud of my study on meditation, for the hard work I put into in and for the results I’ve found. My thesis defense is next Wednesday morning. I’m nervous, but I have a good feeling about it now. :)