>feels like finals week- yet it is only october
>I have been meaning to write another blog posts for days now, but everything time I open up this new post page, I freeze. Laura has been managing to find the beauty in the simple things she comes across in her everyday life, and well, i’ve only been coming across mountains of homework, quizzes, tests, papers, and group presentations projects. The subjects are definitely interesting (ahemmm methane clathrates- a frozen form of methane that has the power to greatly enhance global warming but could also provide the world’s energy needs for the next several centuries), but it becomes hard to appreciate them sometimes when living the life of a 24/7 student. aka little sleep, little eating, no social life.
I don’t want to complain, I am trying to embrace this program wholeheartedly- but I wish I had some beautiful simple moments outside of the academic realm. But for now, I will appreciate the cram sessions with my fellow classmates, the sunny afternoons walking to and from class, the fact that coffee is available free in the lounge, and that knowledge of a matlab code or dynamics process is considered a bonding point. I will say that the people in my program are beautiful- beautiful for the fact that they speak many different languages, come from all over the world, and have an undying commitment to helping each other out – no questions asked.
i apologize if this post is a ramble- i think studying for my quantitative analysis (lovingly referred to as quant) test has fried my brain a bit.