Stress. It happens to everyone.
You may have guessed by my spotty blogging lately that I have been a bit busy. If not, I’m here to tell ya, I feel like a hamster running on one of those wheels that never stop turning. I know it’s all worth it, and in FOUR short(LONG?!) weeks I will be a college graduate and be able to catch my breath.
This quarter has been a balancing act for me. I loaded my class schedule because I wanted to “finish on strong note” and defy the typical senior-spring-quarter-I-don’t-care attitude. This has definitely been a challenging quarter academically, but I am honestly so grateful that I CAN SIT DOWN to study for hours on end, because we all know that never happened pre-surg. Not only am I able to spend more time studying, I am finally capable to add some extracurriculars back into my life. I’ve been volunteering at a hospital helping out with aquatic therapy and start interning at another hospital in June! Exciting stuff. And then there is always work. Swim Teacher/Babysitter/Nanny/Wine Sales extraordinaire. Yes folks, I really meant it when I said balancing act.
Moral of the Story. I have been on the GO-GO-GO recently. It’s awesome because I’m doing LOTS of awesome things, but never having any free time can start to wear on you. It may have taken an awesome cold for me to realize this, but when life gets too crazy, you simply HAVE GOT to step back and smell the roses. Appreciate the little things that life has to offer. SLOW DOWN.
So I thought I would share the little things that have been keeping me going…..
But I’ll say a little bit more. My roommates and I have had such opposite schedules that it became a rare occuranace to see them more than 2 times a week. I know. Cray. But, four of them are on the rowing team and had their last 2K this week. For you non-rowers out there, a 2K is the standard test of speed and the length of most races. To celebrate their last dreadful 2K test on the erg, I made a cake! And even better than the cake was that all 6 housemates were at home to eat the cake together. I don’t think that has happened in three months or something ridiculous.
This package on my doorstep.
I have made my way though all the Chobani flavors and while they are all great, I have been drooling over the Almond Coco Loco and Key Line Pie. This might have something to do with the fact that both of these Flips include chocolate chips in the topping, but that’s just a guess.
Excuse me while I’m cheesing hardcore. Those damn endorphins.
But working out has been my saving grace. Some days working out is not an option, but when I do have an hour I’ve been all about running, swimming, and water aerobics.
I obviously had to celebrate National Chocolate Chip Day and I can’ think of a better way than chowing down on a Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Quest Bar and a LARRRRGE Iced coffee while studying the library. That’s a lie, I can think of 100 better ways to celebrate, but this way was adequate for the time being.
Sitting on the grass and enjoying fizzy beverage.
Now I wish this were a beer, but I was on campus I was actually very impressed with these sparkling FruitWaters. I’m not a huge fan of VitaminWater but I will give any carbonated drink a shot. It was a pleasant surprise
I am more of a white meat girl, and roasting a whole chicken seemed quite intimidating to me, but my friend Lane came over and showed me her skills! It was surprising not too hard and OH SO DELICIOUS.
To make use of all my wonderful chicken I like to throw a tons of vegetables in a pan with my chicken and various toppings. I’ve been eating one of these bowls as least once a day and I have to say, it is so nice to eat REAL FOOD that was not been packed up into tupperware.