Graduation - Official Master of Education (Exercise Science)
My family came in from around the country to celebrate my graduation from graduate school. I hadn't walked for my undergraduate degree, and didn't think it was much of a big deal, but once I was up there accepting my award, and wearing my gown and tassles, ok it was pretty cool. And it was really nice to have my whole family together, even though our brunch wasn't any good and it was cold. What is the message in this part? Go after your dreams. I don't know what the hell I'm going to do next, but I followed through and it feels good.
Christmas - too many of them
I proclaim that next year we only have ONE Christmas. I don't know if any of you have multiple families that you have to go to, but WE DON'T!! We just happen to have four christmases with the same people! Christmas eve at Granny's, Christmas at Granny's, presents at Sea's, more presents at Sony's. Listen kids (and by kids I mean my adult siblings), next year, just one place. The fact is that it's nice to be with family. That's what the holiday is all about. Each year we have been trying to give less gifts, and give more of ourselves. So grab a turkey (tofu for Sony), a bottle of wine (sparkling juice for Mom), and enjoy your family, even if they drive you crazy!
New Year's Eve - Official DD
If you who don't know, that stands for designated driver, as in "get everyone home safe" and laugh at those who can't say no to 1 ... or 4 ... more drinks or shots. It was fun dancing and hanging out, and although I TRY to be non-judgemental, I have to admit it was amusing watching the people who were hanging out on the streets, or rather hanging on. HAPPY NEW YEAR! (Oh, and for the record, some stars that fall from the ceiling are not flimsy, and they DO hurt when they hit you in the face.)
Now .... Job Hunting
So now I am an official graduate, and the job hunt has not been fun. For the last 2 1/2 years I have been broke, but at least I was going to class. Now Im just broke. So I am on the hunt, and its getting frustrating. I have applied to hospitals, doctors offices, fitness centers. Am I destined to be a secretary (although a very balanced secretary)? Does anyone want to hire and incredibly charming, organized employee that has worked in almost every industry? I think maybe my calling is to be an herbalist. What do you think?
In the meantime I am working part-time with a good friend of mine, as well as trying to get my new year's resolution underway. Meditation. It's harder than I thought it would be. Sitting in silence, and trying to get your mind to do the same is incredibly difficult. Try it some time! It's also incredibly good for your mental health, physical health, energy, and outlook on life.