And I’m back!

And with that I have finally brought back my blog!  Quick recap: My last month of summer was very busy!  We spent some time in Ohio catching up with some of my lovely family.  After that I only had one week of work left.  It was a great job, and my last week was filled with all of my favorite outdoorsy activities, such as ashing up my face and pretending to be an enemy security guard for the kids.  I will never forget how much fun I had and how much I learned this summer.



Myself with the F-14 Tomcat on the last day of work!


I then had a week to get all of my things ready to go back to school, and to spend some time with my family and friends still in town.  That week flew by, and then I moved into my new apartment.  It is a lovely apartment, just a few minutes down the road from school.  There is even a lake in my backyard! (Well, down a path that starts in my backyard!)


The lake down the path in my backyard!



Then classes started!  I have to say, my academic adviser is amazing!  Every semester I go to her completely flustered about what I am doing with my life, and she calms me right down and helps me figure out my classes.  Thanks to her, I figured out my schedule.  I am now majoring in Human Geography with a GIS minor.  I am not entirely sure what I want to do with this, but I love it.  I would like to eventually go to grad school for either geography or museum studies.   I do not want to go straight into grad school though, for I would like to take some time and be sure that I am getting my masters in something that I am passionate about and is practical.  I would like to fill that gap year teaching English in Korea. I need to get going on that though!  

This semester I am taking some really interesting classes.  I am taking Geography of Europe, Statistics, Remote Sensing I, Computer Programming, and Special Topics in Vertebrate Paleontology.  Computer Programming is really rewarding!  We are learning Python.  It is something that I never thought I would be doing, so even completing a simple task feels like an accomplishment.  I also really like my paleontology class. I am babysitting again, and spending lots of time volunteering with collections for the Natural History Museum.  I have been helping to catalog different artifacts within the collection.  I have been learning a lot.  Hopefully I will get some good experience spending all this time in the museum and maybe it will help me decide if I am interested enough in museum studies to pursue it as a career.  

This was just a little catch-up post. I will soon be posting more about tea, books, travel, and some of my more awesome recent purchases!  

Until next time!



Bonus Image!  Here is me transporting my tea back to school.  I had to make sure my tea stayed safe!Image