Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Just finished a orgo exam and my Exercise Instructor Final and giving myself a little down-time. I was supposed to go shopping with my roommate, but I don't think she's awake yet... (we have completely opposite sleep cycles-I'm up by 6, she goes to bed at 5am). So I'm listening to the Congressional Hearings for the 2010 Dietary Guidelines! They're going on today and tomorrow, and are very interesting!! In the US, our dietary guidelines are re-evaluated every 5 years, based on new studies. Nutrition is a constantly evolving and fluctuating field which is very exciting, but can be frustrating for some people- what do you really want me to eat?? I find it all fascinating!
The weather was so beautiful this weekend-in the 80s! I love spring semester because I can study for finals in the sun!! Getting my vitamin D, turning my pale skin a little darker, and boosting those serotonin levels! [Don't worry dad-I'm wearing my sunscreen!]
I think the city of Boston all has SAD, everyone is just so much happier now!!! All green spaces on campus are crowded, especially the "Beach." Love studying here!!
I am 8 days away from being half way done with my undergraduate degree and I found this quote today, which I love:
“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” -Douglas Adams
This really spoke to me- I cried my senior year in highschool when I decided to go to BU. I didn't get into Columbia, my dream, and I chose to come here because they gave me a merit scholarship instead of going to Tufts and taking out loans. I am SO glad I chose here. I would probably be floundering, still a bio major, not really enjoying my major or future job prospects as a researcher if I had gone anywhere else. I've ended up in a major I love, very excited about my future career possibilities, in a city I adore! I love how urban BU's campus is, and am barely on campus; there's just so much the city has to offer, but at a much more relaxed pace than NYC. I've met some amazing people, and friends I hope I'll have forever. I found activities and volunteer activities on campus which I enjoy and we have the most amazing gym!! So, in short, I'm happy, and I think I wound up where I needed to be! :)
So, the next 8 days are going to be very busy and stressful, studying for my four cumulative finals; a lot of information!! Exercise is my go-to stress reducer-and I've become quite talented at studying while eliptical-ing! Exciting, I know!
But I'm excited because I'm on a mission CCV assigned to eat a new food every week! This will be fun!! You should definitely join us! Shake up any food ruts you're stuck in!
Well, it looks like roomie isn't waking up anytime soon, so I guess I'll do my grocery shopping, laundry and hit up Goodwill!! :)
Happy Hump Day!!