Hello, it’s been a while. I’m sorry, this blog moved to the backburner for a bit.
I spent most of January applying for grad school, which was a lot more difficult than I expected. Mostly because personal statements are kind of awful, second only to cover letters, networking events, and standardized tests.
Anyway, that was done and I ran off to Austin, Texas with some friends. I plan to write about that and post photos of all of the food we consumed (spoiler: tons of brisket) but that will have to wait. It was lovely to get away from the New York cold, though. It hit mid-80s while I was in Austin which was just heavenly.
Valentine’s day popped up shortly afterward and I spent a weekend with visiting friends and ate more food.
My mom visited at the beginning of March and it was so wonderful to spend time with her. She was only here for four days but (a) she couldn’t have come at a better time and (b) a mother-daughter excursion was long overdue.
I also heard back from grad school and was accepted! So that will start in the Fall. More on that another time, but lawd what a whirlwind.
Work has been crazy every since the semester started. I also caught the flu and everything has been chaos.
Two weeks ago I moved back to Queens from the East Village. So many thoughts and my life is still halfway packed into boxes but everything is beginning to settle and I am so content.
I don’t even have the words to describe the last few months but they have been friend-filled, emotion-filled, and I feel like I’ve been constantly on the run to keep up with life. There have also been forced moments of self-care and attempts at getting enough sleep. I’ve been throwing everything I’ve got at the last few months in order to maintain some semblance of control, but I’m mostly just flying by the seat of my pants.
So many wonderful things, and on top of that the weather is starting to warm up (FINALLY.). I hope this weekend I can catch a break and really write things down before it gets lost in the everyday.