Get to Work

The new term began on Monday. As it is, I have two required courses and two courses applicable to my specialization. One, International Women, should be an interesting course to explore women’s issues globally, while my Globalization of Higher Ed course will be good for understanding how education changes with an ever-expanding global network. I look forward to the challenges each course puts forth.

As for health, I’ve been starting to count calories again while trying to make it to the gym more often. So far, so… just okay. I stayed out later than expected tonight, so early morning yoga may be a no-go again. Zumba on Friday? I’ll see.

I have a tumbling class, too, this term. More to come on that, but it’s fun so far.

I have been thinking a lot about what it means to surround yourself with good people. Many things populate my brain right now. I’ll try to make sense of it soon enough.

Y’all should know I’m at least feeling pretty positive, as of late.

Anyway, that’s all for now.

Ramble on.

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It’s Thanksgiving!

Ah yes, the holiday that was commissioned so that there would be a national holiday in fall. I’m not saying I don’t appreciate it. I do love Thanksgiving.

However, I decided early this morning that a fun way to celebrate Thanksgiving would be to have a different type of meal every year. Like one year, take everyone out for dim sum. The next year, have a traditional Italian spread. The next year, a Filipino fiesta!

Why?

Because Thanksgiving can mean whatever you want it to mean. My mom, dad, and I celebrated one year with steak. That was the one of the most memorable Thanksgivings in my lifetime.

Of course, we tend to have small Thanksgivings; usually, the highlight is going shopping with my mom the next day. I like to do that because we get to spend time together and we get good deals on my birthday presents. It’s strategery at its finest.

Anyway, this year I am celebrating at my boyfriend’s mom’s house. I work early tomorrow, and that’s okay. I’ll hopefully save some money that way, right?

Okay, well, I’m thankful for the changes that have happened recently in my life. I’m thankful for my family and friends. And I’m thankful that it’s my birthday next week. 😉