Grad School Is Kicking My Ass.

I’m sitting at work right now wondering if I jumped into graduate school too quickly.  I love it, don’t get me wrong.  I like it a lot, and Northeastern was the school I really wanted to get into, but part of me feels like I am not dedicating as much time to my studies as I possibly can.  Working full-time is hard enough, but working full-time AND going to school full-time is frustrating sometimes.  I’ve gotten to the point where I have so many things on my to do list, that I just take a nap instead.  LOL!  Sad, right?  Anyway, I need to learn to focus more.  I’m not about to be the girl bitching that she got into graduate school!

Have a nice day!

I Finally Visited the City That Never Sleeps

Last month, my best friend and I went to New York City for The Monster Tour. He’d been to NY when he was younger, but I’ve never been. My mom has always wanted to go and I am making it a point to take her one day. Anyway, we stayed in Newark and took the train into the city. When we were climbing up the subway stairs for the first night there, I got butterflies. I couldn’t believe I was about to see NYC. I felt like Amy Adams in Enchanted when she’s confused in the middle of Times Square.

When I finally saw the city, heard the city, SMELLED the city, it became surreal. Taxi’s flying by, hundreds of people on the block, it was magical and annoying at the same time.

I don’t know how people who live there do it! So. Much. Walking. Granted, it probably isn’t a good idea to walk from Times Square to Central Park, or 5th-26th, but I really wanted to SEE the city. Get lost at every corner that I could. By the end of the day, Jonathan and I were about an hour from death. It was exhausting, but so incredibly fun.

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My Captain America tattoo:

Yesterday as I got out of work, I started thinking about the tumultuous journey my mom has been on.  I started remembering the first day of her chemo treatment, and smiled because I found the journal I kept when I was waiting with her.  I drew Captain America and Thor to keep myself busy for those few hours.  I realized that Marvel movies were the one thing that always made me happy throughout this journey.  I spent my days in the hospital with my mom wearing any and all the Marvel tops that I had.  I decided to solidify my happiness by getting a Captain America shield tattoo yesterday.  It isn’t done yet, and I asked that the middle red circle be thicker so that I can write something in it later.  I don’t know the word to describe the journey perfectly, not yet, anyway.  Looking at it always reminds me to be brave.

I love it.

My Captain America tattoo:

Yesterday as I got out of work, I started thinking about the tumultuous journey my mom has been on.  I started remembering the first day of her chemo treatment, and smiled because I found the journal I kept when I was waiting with her.  I drew Captain America and Thor to keep myself busy for those few hours.  I realized that Marvel movies were the one thing that always made me happy throughout this journey.  I spent my days in the hospital with my mom wearing any and all the Marvel tops that I had.  I decided to solidify my happiness by getting a Captain America shield tattoo yesterday.  It isn’t done yet, and I asked that the middle red circle be thicker so that I can write something in it later.  I don’t know the word to describe the journey perfectly, not yet, anyway.  Looking at it always reminds me to be brave.

I love it.