I’m baaaaack!

It’s been over 3 months since I posted on this bad boy, and I am thrilled to finally be back! The last several months were jam packed with school, work, and incredible experiences so much so that my dear old blog got left in the dust. By far the biggest intruder of blog life was grad school. But after many research papers, all-nighters, and one very stressful capstone defense, I amĀ officially done with school forever! (Or at least for the next 10 years. As my mom told me, “never say never.”) Don’t believe me? Here is a little glance at my all-too-detailed planner from March and April.

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So. While I was gone, a few things happened. Here’s a quick recap.

  • I ran my very first half marathon, the Nike Women’s Half!

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  • I graduated.


  • I helped plan the GW Class of 2012 1st year reunion.


  • I saw so many of my favorite bands live and finally went to Bonnaroo!!

Wheeler Brothers at the Hamilton


He’s My Brother She’s My Sister at the Black Cat


Roooooo! How I miss you!


Lucius at Bonnaroo

He's My Brother She's My Sister, take 2 at Bonnaroo

He’s My Brother She’s My Sister, take 2 at Bonnaroo

Sons of Fathers at Bonnaroo

Sons of Fathers at Bonnaroo

Needless to say, it’s been a busy few months. The one thing I haven’t done? Work on my apartment. But now that school is over and my responsibilities do not extend beyond my job, I am so ready to get back into the DIY swing of things. So cheers to real life and the many projects ahead! Let’s do this.


So THIS happened…

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As of about an hour ago, I am officially registered for the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in DC! Part of me is screaming “WHAT WERE YOU THINKING, YOU FOOL!” but another part of me is beaming and so excited to get started. And after the week I have had, anything that brings a smile to my face is worth pursuing.

So it begins! I’m ready to tackle the farthest distance I have ever run! And I’m thoroughly looking forward to getting super in shape in the process… Holla!

Also, I am completely aware that my DIY-ing has slowed to an abysmal rate. Finals, work, and some personal stuff has got me in a DIY funk. I’m working on a tree skirt and some other fun things, and I’m hoping in the next few days I’ll finish at least one of the projects I have halfway completed and left in the middle of my apartment.

Until then… let the training begin!