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just life stuff today

I went a bit MIA this week because I’ve had a lot of stuff going on related to school life. It’s been an amazing week academically/professionally- but I know I’ve slacked off on things that matter like food prep and making time for exercise and all that stuff I know is important too.

But good news first. I graduate in May. In about 3.5 weeks, I’ll have my masters degree. I’m excited, but I love school, so I’m admittedly a bit sad at the same time. Wednesday I got an email that I was one of the graduate students nominated to be the student speaker at graduation. That floors me. I have to write a speech (which, even though I’m a decent formal writer), so the chances of me actually winning are probably minimal, so just being nominated for the honor is pretty awesome. Before graduate school, I never was chosen for anything like this- by anyone. So it definitely makes me smile.

And then today I got an email that a conference proposal I was invited to be part of was accepted, so I present alongside some amazing people at a national conference in October. I feel so incredibly lucky. And it’s a nice way to glimpse into the academia side of Counseling. Which is something I really want to do (i.e. pursue a doctoral degree), but I’m not confident enough to say that’s definitely something I’m going to do right now. I wish I had delved into more research during my masters degree, but it’s never too late. It’s one of those things I file under “Dreams”. So we’ll see where that goes.

I haven’t even had time to go grocery shopping this week. But I (re)discovered how much I like zucchini and oatmeal that isn’t straight up rolled oats. My dad had gotten me some of the “real” oats last time. Pretty sure those are good for baking cookies and not microwaved oatmeal. They just kinda float around in the water and don’t absorb a lot. Which is not terribly tasty. But all for tonight. Back to some real posts tomorrow.

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