I looked back over my favorites folder and realized that it has been a very, very long time since I’ve blogged. Between grad school, work, Porter, grad school (yes, it deserves a second mention), life and all the associated drama I really haven’t felt that blogging was very high on the priority list. But hopefully that will turn around.
I’m not going to even attempt to go back and recap the past year. Far much time has gone by and to many things have happened. But I’m starting fresh and I am going to use this as a forum to express those things that I really shouldn’t verbalize.
5 things that are driving me crazy:
*The roommate. The roommate leave for vacation in just three days – it can’t come soon enough. We both need some space.
*Group Assignments. For one of the three classes I’m taking this semester I am involved in a group that just doesn’t give a damn and for which “good enough” is just that – good enough. Forget about actually performing to a grad school level. I’m sick to death of rewriting every single exercise that we have to turn in.
*Rainy weekends. Due to the demands of work and school I haven’t been able to mtn bike nearly as much as I would like or need. And thus my main riding days are Saturday and Sunday. Unfortunately, we have had a lot of rain in Dallas lately which seems to all be falling on the weekends. This is interfering with my ride time. I become quite cranky very quickly when I don’t get to mtn bike.
*Know-it-all People. It is okay to admit that there is new information in the universe which you haven’t learned yet…Life is about learning. When you talk a line I’m getting to the point where I will probably call you on it. Consider yourself warned.
*Coffee tremors. Why oh why can I not be one of those people who can drink cup after cup of coffee and not be bothered. I love coffee and tea. But after 1 measly cup I have been experiencing the worst tremors, heart palps and headaches. I miss coffee.
5 things that are making me happy.
*Mtn biking. My life would be colored in tones of black and gray if I didn’t have the opportunity to ride.
*Standup Paddling. My second love next to biking. How freeing, awe inspiring and rejuvenating Plus I’m actually pretty good at it. I think it has a lot to do with a very low center of gravity. Yeah for being short.
*Yoga. Next to mtn biking and SUPing, power hot yoga is my next love. Yoga also receives bonus points for not being cancelled due to rain or cold weather.
*Grad School. I may be experiencing issues with the group members and feeling a lot of pressure due to the massive amounts of assignments for each course but the topics are fascinating. I love school.
*Porter. Yes, a spur of the moment decision to adopt a dog is not to be recommended. But in my situation it has been wonderful. Porter has certainly provided unconditional love and acceptance, he will run with me when I mtn bike (at least for a few miles and then he wants to go home and sit on the couch), and he is perfectly happy having the same food day in and day out – he never critiques my cooking. Plus the goof loves to walk in the rain. Really, if Porter was human I’d date him.