Back at work!


For the first time in two weeks, I went into lab/work today (I’m a grad student). It felt really good (emotionally). It was tiresome (physically). But I’m so happy to be back. I missed my lab mates (they’re all so wonderful), and it felt great to meet up with my advisor (who is, The Man, might I add) to catch up to speed. Just the boost in my moral that I truly needed.

The last two weeks were rough on me, mostly emotionally. I was losing that pep in my step, not only because, well, literally I can’t exert pep of any kind while walking, but because I was losing my purpose. My drive. My desire to produce results worthy of academic success. I was in a rut.

Watching Netflix and laying on my bed for 20 hrs a day didn’t exactly make me feel like I was adding anything to society.

But I’m back. Just being there today gave me that joy – that only working hard can give you – again. Phew!

Today was crazy, too, because I realized it was the LAST DAY of the entire semester for the undergrads. After tomorrow’s commencement, the campus will be a ghost town. I guess it’s nice when the undergrads leave for the summer. We grad students don’t have to duck and cover from all the high speed skateboarders and high-pitched sorority girls. We don’t have to wait in line for 27 minutes for a cup of coffee at the student union. The buses aren’t packed and Friday nights on Pearl Street go back to being somewhat quiet again.

Ahhh, Summer. How I’ve missed you :)


9 Comments Add yours

  1. So glad to see you back at it and smiling!

  2. Sam F. says:

    Welcome back! Well to there, not here. See you in Maine!

  3. sarah says:

    Only you would be happy to be back at school:). Nerd. But I love my nerdy friends:-)

  4. nicole says:

    glad your back :) take care of yourself!

  5. rand says:

    Nothing like a day in the Chemistry lab to perk you up!!!

  6. Beth says:

    Thats a huge step! Getting back to work and a normal routine must feel so good. I hope things keep progressing well!

  7. Lucas says:

    Glad you’re getting back into a normal place again! Court and I will have to come up to Boulder sometime and we’ll hit Pearl for food and a drink and maybe a even a little run!

  8. Andrea says:

    Glad to see you’re up and at ’em again!

  9. Mallory says:

    Welcome back!! Glad you are feeling better and getting out n about again!!!

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