Wednesday, January 23, 2013

New Year, New Semester, New Office


Well, the Mayans were wrong and we're still here.  Guess that means I should work on my thesis.  With this new year and semester comes new classes, or, to be more specific in my case, class.  Yes, ladies and gents, I'm only technically taking one class this semester.  My other hours are research hours.  That means, I have ABSOLUTELY NO EXCUSE NOT TO WORK ON MY THESIS.  I'm not screaming at y'all, promise.  I'm screaming at myself because I am the world's worst procrastinator...or so I thought.  I love my boyfriend, but holy crap, he's worse than I am.  But that's not my story to tell.

The other reason I have NO EXCUSE is that I was super lucky enough to snag an office on campus.  Our department head said there was extra space.  I threw my name into the pot, and voila! I have an office! I share it with an awesome girl who completely saved my ass in Stats last semester (seriously though, would have failed without her). The office space itself is a little "rape-y," but we have strength in numbers and well-lit areas.  We have no windows (yay artificial lighting), a giant X-Ray machine is in the middle of the office corral probably giving us cancer right now, and the building is right next to Kyle Field aka a million years from everywhere else we (Anthro people) need to be.  I'm just looking at it as extra exercise.  I need something to keep me motivated.

2013 is going to be one of those important years I think.  Lots of major changes are coming up for my family and friends so I have no doubt that most, if not all. will impact me in some way.  My mom and stepdad are moving to California at the end of February after only being in Pennsylvania a little over a year and a half.  Gotta love job transfers...One of my best friends and her husband are expecting this summer so a baby will only add awesomeness to my group of friends (Team Baby!)  One of my other best friends is finally moving her and husband's butts back to Texas sometime this summer too.

I think the most important one will be my boyfriend graduating in May though.  Once he graduates, he may end up anywhere.  Where ever a job takes him, he will go.  Even though I'm behind on my thesis work, I want to try and graduate in December so I don't have to be away from him so long (tentative graduation for me is May 2014).  Yes, that's super sappy, but I'm in love with him, what can I say?

So, here's to a new year.  May it be full of happy times, good food, fun, and wonderful company. Cheers!