The balancing act has begun!

If the past two days are any indication of what is ahead, I’m going to need to learn how to become one amazing juggler.

I’m taking three classes, each requiring approximately 200 pages of weekly outside prep reading, three final papers, plus teaching two sections of an intro level class. I’m trying to figure out how to maintain my old friendships and make new friends. *Cue the “Make New Friends” girl scout song.* Not to mention, I haven’t gotten back on the exercise train yet. Oh my!

Thankfully these next few weeks are going to be very busy and yet, the amount of work thus far has been paced out to allow us to ease into things. I’m hoping I can find my groove and get ahead of the game in the next few days.

Right now, my days have looked like this:

Traffic and parking-lot stalking.


Starbucks and studying in Cafe Stroz!


Working and office hours.


Reading and cuddling.


Despite having a four day weekend coming up, I’ve already got a lot on my plate!

There are two social gatherings planned for the grad students, tailgating and the first football game of the season, seeing old friends, observing a once-in-a-lifetime workshop, and reading, reading, and more reading.

Sorry I don’t have anything else to report (and that this post was rather boring. I just wanted to check-in and let everyone know that I’m alive.

But now I really must go do some reading and catch some Zzzzzs!

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