I rang in the new year with my boyfriend, Dan, who visited for the holiday season. Much to my dismay, he left a few days later. A few more days after that, it was time to get into the swing of things with the new semester.
For my final semester of my undergraduate degree, I’m taking population ecology, urban ecology (the teachers who teach those two classes are husband and wife, actually), vertebrate zoology, animal behavior, ethics and continuing with research as well as starting my own mini-project. I really like animal behavior and vertebrate zoology, both of my teachers have cool accents (French and Zimbabwean) and we get to dissect a different animal every week in vertebrate zoology. However, I don’t like the fact that their exams are always within a few days of each other. Aside from school work, I’m still involved with the Wetland Ecosystem Ecology Lab, where I do field work measuring vegetation early in the morning a few times a month. Additionally, I was granted an officer position (social secretary) in The Society for Conservation Biology. I’m excited to meet new people and bring fun event ideas to the table!
I got a decent amount of hours at work this month. The main show this month was The Illusionists, a magic show. I bought my dad tickets to see it for his birthday and he liked it a lot!
Other than class and work, I don’t have time for much else. But I am very committed to my Netflix time, working out (half an hour cardio exercise about four times a week) and seeing friends. In fact, I got to experience a night on Mill Ave for the first time with my friend Ashley. It was pretty fun, I liked the piano bar a lot, but nothing life changing. I much prefer club nights in the United Kingdom.
Speaking of which, I booked a vacation this summer to visit across the pond! From June 1-15, I will be catching up with friends and, of course, seeing Dan. I still hope to move there permanently (at least for the foreseeable future) for graduate school in May, but I can’t go that long without seeing Dan.
What I’m listening to: Southern Air by Yellowcard, Puzzle by Biffy Clyro, Sing the Sorrow by AFI, I’ll Keep You In Mind From Time To Time by Moose Blood, Peripheral Vision by Turnover, St. Vincent by St. Vincent, Arrival by ABBA
What I’m watching: Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, American Pie, Shameless (seasons 1-3)
What I’m reading: The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan