I have officially survived my first week (albeit a two-day week) as a graduate student. I am exhausted, a bit overwhelmed, terribly excited by my course material and the awesome like-minded people I am meeting, and am feeling like I am caught up in some kind of whirlwind. I already feel like I really ended up where I'm supposed to be, going on the career path that is perfect for me, and I am so looking forward to absorbing everything I can in this field.
And to continue with the whirlwind feeling, Matt and I decided at last minute to drive to Walla Walla, Washington this weekend for his five year reunion at Whitman College. We'll be pulling out of here just as the sun is coming up tomorrow, and coming back Sunday evening, but I'm glad I finally get to see the place where he spent his college years, and we're both looking forward to spending time with a great group of friends. With that, I'm signing off for a few days, and hoping to get some of my (huge amount) of reading for class done on the road....those flat boring stretches of freeway in north central Oregon are good for that, at least!
Hope you all have a delightful weekend and are as happy to see October as I am!