Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with things, with dates and appointments and people and changes.
I’ve been so focused on spending quality time with Dario and reading my books and watching my shows and learning to relax and be less anxious that I let my intentions of consistent blogging slide.
But I’ve been thinking and I don’t want blogging to feel like a time constrained obligation. So I’m just going to blog when I have time, when I have something to say or share.
Plus, I’ve started a new, full-time job. I’m in my second week and I swing between “This is good. I can do this.” and “What am I doing? Can I do this?” There’s a lot of new information and a lot of training. Thankfully everyone there is very nice and patient.
All I can do is try to be nice and patient toward myself, and take things one day at a time. So many cliches are so true, ha ha.
Happy Thanksgiving folks! There’s really no point to this post except that I love food!
And so…the beauty of a roasted veggie meal. So warm and nourishing. So much prep work but very worth it.
Let’s take a look at some closeups of the potatoes, carrots and Brussels sprouts (itty bitty cabbages is really what they should be called) that make up a simple and glorious dinner. Or lunch. Or snack. Probably not breakfast but no judgement here.
Oh! And salad. Let’s momentarily pay tribute to salad.
Salt, pepper and rosemary for the roasted veggies. Salt, pepper and olive oil for the salad. Simple and amazingly tasty!
One of my best friends is currently in her first semester for her Master’s degree. Yay! And congratulations to her!!! It’s an epic and wonderful undertaking.
I intend to pursue my Master’s degree as well and since my friend just experienced applying for the program, I solicited her help in the entire, confusing process. She happily agreed to help me.
Recommendation letters–Contact three professor’s, remind them who you are and politely request they consider writing a recommendation letter for you to be accepted into the Master’s program.
Essay–Select an essay from your college days that focuses on literary analysis. Ideally a very detailed paper. It must be 8 pages in length.
At this stage I’m thinking I’ll expand upon a 4 page paper I wrote on “The Bell-Tower” by Herman Melville.
The essay (and the grad application as a whole) isn’t due until May 1, 2017, so I have 6 months to complete the paper which is buckets and buckets of time.
And of course there are many more steps to complete the grad application but these are the two I tackled first. Well, those two and beginning an online application. Two out of three professors have agreed to write my recommendation letters and I’m about to begin expanding upon my Melville essay.