In honor of my all time favorite Weekend Update character, Stefon…
Well guys, as you can see there was no Did You Know? Friday this week. I gave my exit seminar on Thursday for grad school and was working round the clock all last week. I finally went on a date with my bloglovin feed yesterday and there were literally 250 posts in there!
My days have looked like this:
Go to lab.
Pull together four years worth of research into a 45 min presentation for the department (AKA the exit seminar)
Go to Kosama
Sleep for about 5-6 hours.
Sooo my blogging mojo hasn’t really been in full force.
An update about the awesome things this last week:
There is only one (big) thing left on the grad school to do list!!! With my seminar over (phew!), I feel like I can just charge full steam ahead on my dissertation. My mom and sister were able to attend and it was so nice to see them, as well as show them the products of all of my hard work!
I finally ate at Mickies Dairy Bar!! Mickies is a longtime staple here in Madison…on the weekends, the line is usually out the door and around the block to get in for brunch! It’s been around forever and is the total package for your old school diner. My sister and I ventured over there the morning after my seminar and weren’t disappointed!
We’ve finally had a streak of spring weather that lasted more than 2 days…so the lake is thawing!!! My roommate and I went for our first bike ride of the season yesterday and it was GLORIOUS.
Changing gears….If this update is going to be honest though, I have a few confessions.
I have seriously been lacking the positive vibes lately, which has hindered me from blogging because I don’t want to be a downer. It’s driving me crazy! I cannot snap out of it. I just feel overwhelmed, all of the time. But due to my amazing over thinking skills, I think I’ve found the cause:
a) i have a huge dissertation to write and defend at the beginning of june, both which will require round the clock work until then…this conflicts with the fact that it is getting nicer out and I just want to be outside! I see all of my friends doing super cool things and I am missing out! The whole buckling down and sucking it up realization just takes some time to get used to. I also think I need to stay off social media for awhile…as much as I try not to compare myself to others and their lives, it’s been hard lately.
b) I am scared to move away from Madison. Making friends as an adult is hard and was so hard for me the first year of grad school. Now, I finally feel like I have a a great life here and now I’m moving to a place where I know very few people my age. The area that I’m moving to isn’t known to have a whole lot for 20-something’s (compared to Madison), so I guess that I’m worried about what will happen. What am I going to do on the weekends? Am I ever going to meet anyone? How will I live without ultimate frisbee? <—slight exaggeration there, but you get my point.
However, I do know that I still am thankful every day for the fact that I have my dream job as an assistant professor waiting for me. It actually makes my worries above sound ridiculous. But in an attempt to get out of my funk, I had to get it out there.
What are your thoughts? How do you kick the pity party and get yourself to be positive again?