Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Light at the end of the tunnel

After a few months full of stress and a couple weeks with very little sleep, I have finally finished my thesis and scheduled my defense! Thank goodness for the friends and family that have been so supportive of me through this crazy time. Photo Nov 28, 7 22 45 PM
Seth has been especially supportive, and even sent me flowers one day last week to “brighten my mood” after I had pretty much growled at him for calling to make sure I was awake that morning.
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Since finishing up, I’ve been doing a few of my favorite things including baking, crafting, running, and wrapping Christmas presents! However, I can’t celebrate yet. Currently I am working on my presentation and studying for my defense. I cannot wait to have completed all of the requirements for my Masters of Science!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

no rain… no rainbow

Sin lucha no hay victoria

Without struggle there is no victory and without rain there are no rainbows.  I love both of these sayings, and I’ve found myself repeating them to myself somewhat regularly, lately. Currently, I am doing my best to finish my thesis and find a job.  Each task can be a little overwhelming, but I try to remember that this isn’t the final product. In the end, my thesis is there to make me a better writer and a better scientist. I believe that putting so much into this task will be worth it and in the end will be the feeling that I’ve earned this degree.  The job search will likely continue on in this lovely job market, but it will not be for my lack of trying.
Do you have any quotes or saying you use as encouragement when overwhelmed?

Monday, October 29, 2012

Tallahassee Lassie

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My most recent adventure was a trip to Tallahassee, Florida where my handsome boyfriend lives. Butkus (the other handsome guy in my life) made the 6 hour drive with me to spend a nice five day weekend in Florida. Seth is an intern at a ecological research station just outside of Tallahassee. He has been there a couple of months but this was my first time to visit.
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Saturday we drove down to the beach. Butkus was not sure what to think. He spent most of the time sitting on my lap, legs, butt, stomach…. It was a beautiful day at the beach, but a bit windy. After an hour or so, we packed up and found a local seafood restaurant in Carrabelle, Florida.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Meet Ann

I am a 20-something, in graduate school at the University of Alabama. I hope to use this blog to share my love of travel, baking, reading, and all things pretty.