Self care. It’s basically a fancy way of saying “make sure you maintain sanity while in graduate school so you’re not miserable and drop-out.” It’s been reinforced to us school psychers since day one. Fortunately, when you have a cohort who make you cry because you’re laughing too hard…..in class (you know who you are), self-care really isn’t too much of an issue. Even so, i’ve been rocking a lot of 12 hour days on campus lately, only to come home to statistics, or papers to grade. Which is to be expected, but a few of us decided to get the heck out of Madison for the weekend, while the weather is still
nice tolerable. Apparently I went to Devil’s Lake as a kid. Definitely don’t remember it at all. Here are a few pictures from the weekend!
Happy Fall weekend! Not really sure where October went?
I love words. I’m a sucker for a good quote, and a handwritten letter is priceless. Words have such great power to soothe our souls, or cause us to step back and remember the bigger picture. And I love having encouraging words around me. So rather than (only) covering my walls with index cards, I wanted to add words to my atmosphere in more creative ways. I won’t act like I have the best handwriting in the world, but again, better than index cards 😉 What are your favorite words/quotes?
Madison’s Fall has been stellar. And I am thankful. Thankful for:
1. Looking forward to spending time tutoring kiddos, and helping them learn to read.
2. The brain. Learning more about it lately, fascinating!
3. A new church, meeting people from all walks of life.
4. French press coffee, every morning.
5. Teaching undergrads, getting to know them one-on-one.
6. Pumpkin EVERYTHING.
What are you thankful for today?
It’s the time of the year to bring the plants indoors (atleast in Wisconsin). After setting up my grow light, I decided to complete a very easy project that i’ve had in the back of my mind. I bought this big metal tub from A.C. Moore a while ago, and have been storing bags in it, but always thought it would make a great multi-plant pot. So on this rainy Sunday, I headed to a green house and bought oregano and thyme. My basil has been growing immensely for a while now. Rocks in the bottom for drainage. Potting soil. Plants. The hammered spoon is from a project awhile ago. I really enjoy looking for ways to repurpose, rearrange, and reinvent uses for things in my house.