I Should be Studying

Story of my life–study, study, study.  But I get off on tangents that seem so much more interesting than staring at flux problems.

That and I love to write.  I always seem to drift back to blogging in some shape or form.  Hopefully, I can keep this one going.

I love Charleston, it’s such a wonderful city to live in.  As I drive downtown from James Island weekly to TA intro biology labs, I just think I’m so lucky to live here.  This has been my dream for so long: to study marine biology and do it in Charleston.  I honestly think this is where God wants me right now.  Not to say that it’s been easy so far.  I’m extremely busy, and most of the people I’ve met here have been fantastic…but I do miss Kentucky a bit.  Never thought I’d say that.  I was so content my last couple of years at WKU with my awesome friends, my family being so close that I could go home whenever I wanted (which I rarely did, but I still had the option), and the whole familiarization with people and places.  Now, as much as I love being here, I’m still apprehensive about the whole grad program and wondering what direction I’m supposed to go into in this field.  I miss my friends and family, just talking to them daily.  I hate not being together with my close friends and doing things with them and just talking and laughing about our day over dinner.  I constantly wonder what everyone is up to.  It’s weird to go from seeing all of your close friends all the time to not at all.  Actually, it sucks.  If you know me at all, you know I’m a very sentimental person.

School is tough.  I mean, that’s what I expected, but I didn’t think I’d be this busy.  I only have 3 “classes” but two of them have labs.  We have a seminar class on Thurs. nights and another seminar on Fridays that I can’t attend because of TAing.  I also have to TA on Saturday and help do lab prep on Saturday, so my Saturdays are just completely wiped.  I’ve been going to a nice community church called Coastal Community Church on Sundays where everyone has been really friendly.  I’m going to a Lifegroup (small group) meeting at a member’s house starting Wednesday and continuing every Wednesday this “semester.”  Pretty excited about it!  I really like the people I’ve met here, but I haven’t really found any other Christians within the marine bio program to help keep me on my toes like I had back at Western.  I really miss that too.  I’m hoping I can get somewhat plugged in there, as much as my crazy schedule will allow.

Ok, enough procrastinating.  I need sleep.  Physiology lab tomorrow dealing with some mean blue crabs, so I need my energy!  Peace.

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