Sunday, May 22, 2016

Sunday #13: Move Along

I never intended for nearly two weeks to go by since my last post.  If you bear with me, I'll explain and you'll understand the theme of this Sunday post as well as the long silence. 

MOVING HOUSE.  My friend and I have lived in a two bedroom apartment through graduate student housing for the past four years that we've retained through a lottery process.  Unfortunately, we didn't get it this year.  I am moving in with my boyfriend (in a house of five people!) and had a very anxiety ridden two weeks as I waited for all the paperwork/approvals to process.  Now I'm just waiting to sign the updated lease.  In the meantime, I have to pack and move house!  It's a strange feeling to pack up a place that has been home for as long as I've lived in California.  My girlfriends and I will have to find a new place for Girls' Night now.

A PHD.  My 4th year meeting with my committee went over pretty well.  It was nerve wracking week going into it.  I spent a lot of time reviewing literature and my work in preparation.  I have a timeline towards graduation which is exciting, but also frightening because there is now a deadline on getting everything done.  The time I have laid out doesn't seem to be very much considering the list of things I have to accomplish.   

TODAY.  I spent a bit of time today just taking it easy.  Okay, I started packing things around my apartment.  Between my meeting, figuring out a living situation, and getting my science going, the past few weeks have been extremely stressful.  My anxiety's been pretty bad as well.  The stress definitely took a detrimental toll on my body.  I am a little tired of going to doctors to have them examine X, Y, or Z for them to ask me, "Are you very stressed out?"  My DSLR hasn't been pulled out in weeks so that really needs to change.  That said, I still have a lot of reading to do before tomorrow so we'll see how much I actually "take it easy."

RUNNING.  I ran a 3 mile route twice this week which is more cardio than I have done in ages.  My boyfriend will no longer slow his pace down for me because I "kicked [his] butt so hard" on the last run.  To my surprise, I was able to keep up with his pace both times so I am in better shape than I had originally thought!  How about that, eh?


  1. Sounds like you've been really busy - good luck with the moving and the PHD!! So exciting!! Hope you get some time to chill out as well, take care of yourself.

  2. Oh, it sounds like a very busy time for you. I hope everything will go well with your move and it won't be stressful. Also, congrats on getting better at running :) It's always exciting once you start getting better as something you previously sucked or didn't do at all. x

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  3. Graduation is such an exciting event. I wish to graduate soon. Don't be too pressured. Enjoy your last time of doing school works. I wanna be able to run with my boyfriend, but he is really fast. I need to practice. I'm so glad you are in better shape, so inspiring :)

  4. Great post, thanks for sharing this update and good luck with everything :)

    Camille xo

  5. Hope you're ok with the move and the PhD. I have friends who have just finished their thesis's and one who is graduating in July and I know how tough that little PhD bubble is - it's so intense so I really must congratulate you on making it through!! You're amazing!