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Monday, January 27, 2014

Final Fresh Start

I typically look back at my winter breaks and have very little memories of them at all. I like to spend my month off between semesters cooking, spending time with my family, staying warm, and settling in with books that have nothing to do with political theory. This last winter break had other plans for me.

It started with a power outage, a mixed bag of a Christmas, then several polar vortexes (vortices??), finishing my first scarf, cancelled flights, and a wonderful trip to Utah. I returned home in mid-January to hunker down and really start the work ahead of me -- reading for a conference in DC at the end of the month, starting the job search, taking advantage of post-Christmas sales. Then, of course, I had a minor car accident on my way to pick up James at the airport (everything's fine now, thankfully). That put a slight damper on my birthday celebrations, which on the bad side involved several failed attempts at ganache frosting (I know. It's two ingredients. How did I screw that up?!) and a fall down the stairs, but on the good side resulted in a cake that was delicious anyway, and some amazing presents, the best of which was a Nikon d5200.


So by the end of this break, I'm actually looking forward to going back to school. Nothing here could possibly be this stressful and busy, right?

(I know that's totally unrealistic and silly; it's okay with me for now.)

This is my last semester, and I want to live it to the fullest. That means finishing strong academically, crossing all remaining items off my college bucket list, spending lots of quality time with my friends, making progress toward a life as a post-grad, and taking some time to work on personal projects like this blog. On day one, I think all that is do-able. We'll see how I feel in a couple of weeks!

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