Between the week in the life vlog I posted last week and the Spartan Race on Sunday, I’ve shown a lot of the good and fun things happening around these parts.
Indeed, things have been good and fun, and I am grateful for that. I also like to think that I don’t just show the nice parts of life, but also the turbulence. Nevertheless, there are plenty of emotions and happenings that you didn’t see these past few weeks, so here’s a peek into what you didn’t see…
What you didn’t see before the week in the life vlog was my lack of productivity and my fear that I would not be able to become productive for work and classes. The weeks before starting work as a teaching assistant, I felt like my days would waste away and I would fail at doing simple tasks like reading my book for book club. I was genuinely concerned that I would crumble once I started work and classes.
(I have since reminded myself that having things to do makes me productive. Having nothing to do drains 99.9% of all motivation from me.)
Do any other single people out there find it takes forever to pack meals for the next day? How do parents do this for other humans every day??
What you didn’t see was my failure to keep up with book club and attend any meeting after the first intro meeting. (I still want to finish the book in my own time though!)
What you didn’t see before the Spartan Race was the real concern that my family and friends had for me when I reconsidered racing after my hip injury (← still don’t know what it really was). Some people were in disagreement with me attempting the race, and although I wanted them to trust my judgment, I am grateful and humbled to have people who care for me and keep me in check to make sure I was being a good PT-to-be.
avocado toast with bacon, eggs, sriracha + some veggie has been my dinner many times these past two weeks
What you didn’t see was the number of times I double-booked phone call dates and night plans in the past two weeks. I guess it was only one time each, but still — two more times than I should have done.
What you didn’t see was me yelling at a driver while I was walking to work yesterday morning. I’m not usually an angry person on the road as a driver or pedestrian, but I was pretty upset that someone making a left turn purposefully accelerated, nearly hit me, and honked at me for walking in front of her, to which I responded, “I have the walk sign!!” because I did indeed have the walk sign.
After steaming and shaking my head in annoyance for a few minutes, I hoped she had a better day after whatever was going on in her morning.
I had overnight oats in me at that point too, which helped.
I share these things because sharing all experiences — even the silly ones and the ones we’re less proud of — brings us together as #humans.
But now for some more fun things that you didn’t see yet!
Like these professional photos from the Spartan Race! I cannot stop laughing at them. Look at the seal on the first two photos — Spartan KIDS. Are we kidding!?
casually checking for some dirt under the nails. just a lil bit in there.
my friend Evan: “Is that the part of your day when you’re spinnin sick beats in da club?”
the traverse wall — one of my favorite obstacles of the course!
my life flashing before my eyes. BUT LOOK AT HOW HIGH BEN JUMPED!!
I am Mulan.
HAHAHA I die.
I made my favorite meatloaf (← so easy and tasty, highly recommend) on Tuesday night, and I’m thoroughly enjoying it this week with some quinoa and roasted broccoli.
the sauce is ketchup, mustard and brown sugar, and it is BOMB
This is less fun, but it was fun while it lasted. I finished my bag of dried figs with Greek yogurt and peanut butter.
On Wednesday night, my dear friend Megan treated me to a drink for a belated birthday celebration! It was so great to catch up with this radiant soul.
We got mango margaritas! She called it the classic BU white girl drink, but guatever, I’m on board with fruity drinks. It was my first time having a margarita, and I was a fan. She got a sugar rim and I went with salt.
It was the perfect accompaniment to my fish tacos + honey ale cornbread (!!!).
Thank you again, Megan! ♥︎
Today is my last day of work as a gross anatomy TA, and I must say that I will miss it! The other TA I worked with has been amazing, and it was fun teaching the lab section of the course. I’ll get to know most of the students better in these next three years though, because a lot of them are my classmates! Grad schools starts Tuesday eeeeeeep.
So tell me:
Something I don’t know! 🙂
Do you like meatloaf?
Two things that happened this week!