Peace Out 2016.

It has been an interesting year. This year:

I moved from a small city to a bigger city and down one flight of stairs to move everything back up two.15822216_10154387482780805_1464519172_n.jpg

My car broke down on the side of a major highway and I had my single major mental breakdown in my car. (no picture, but I am sure you can imagine)

Got stuck in a airport in Florida with my siblings and no way to escape.

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Had friends visit from far away.

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I made another rotation around the sun, and celebrated with a bomb ass scavenger hunt.

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and graduated from my undergrad…and started my masters.

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I quit my part-time job.

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and did a few too many zodiac sign quizzes.

15801647_10154387483275805_3770316_n.jpgMy online presence took a hit to my physical presence but I am on my way back.

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Cheers to 2017, let’s hope it is more promising than this dumpster fire of a year. I look to 2017 like this pretty rainbow over Niagara Falls. See you next year!

B.

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

There is snow on the ground…

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and spices in the air…

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you are allowed to sleep in…

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and not go to school…

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or work…

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You can stay home and watch hallmark christmas movies all day…

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you are allowed to sit in the dark with christmas lights and Michael Buble in the background…

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and eat food until you feel sick…

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binge all your favourite shows…

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drink excessively with friends…

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have an excuse to shop…

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…oh yeah I guess spend time with your family too.

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Even though the weather can be pretty crummy, everything else makes up for it. I hope you all have a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

B.

Grad School So Far

Grad School So Far

Hello again.

It has been a while since I have found myself inspired to write anything here. But as my first semester of grad school is wrapping up, I finally have something to say.

There have been many days where I am exhausted and I get home when it is dark out and day is over. There are days where I may not have to go to school at all. I have met and been able to study with six amazing new people and study under many more. I got the opportunity to write my major research paper with a professor who I sincerely respect and admire.

I drank too much alcohol, and too little water. I have made mistakes and procrastinated, but I also made amazing memories. I have a great family who stands behind me and supports me in the pursuit of knowledge and academia. I have begun a study in something I am extremely interested in, but equally know that in a few years it will be just another page in the book.

There are many different illnesses I have diagnosed myself with, and many days I was too sick to get out of bed. My diet got significantly worse, consisting almost entirely of ramen and instant rice.

My bank account is depleted, but my soul is full. For the nights spent at the cafe or the pub with friends, drinking lattes or chugging beers while marking papers and studying for classes.

Grad school has not diversified my existence, but made me more comfortable in the life I am living. In the stressful, high-paced environment I have found contentment, and I am ready for what is to come.

B.