getting back into the swing

So … I’m pretty much settled in by now. I moved in about one month ago and my room is pretty much set up, but I might buy a few more things in the upcoming weeks. Graduate school is really quite time consuming, not with busy work assignments like in undergraduate, but there are so many readings to do for each class that it takes a lot of effort to keep on top of them all. Two weeks in and I’m already not doing too well at that.

I’m not too fond of how my room looks decoration-wise, but it’ll slowly get there. I like to keep myself busy with little crafts and tasks to give myself something to do when I need a break from all the reading. I’m currently working on a short story for a challenge swap, and the other day I bought two canvases (really cheaply from Michaels) and I want to do some kind of ink drawing on them. We’ll see. I need to get some photos printed out … which I’ve been saying for the last month.

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Back in Austin I had a shelf that was devoted to clear glass bottles, and I’ve started doing the same to my windowsill here. I hate throwing away bottles, and I like the look of them when they’re all different sizes and the light hits them. When there get to be too many I’ll recycle them, but for now they’re creating a little family on the sill.

Ugh … alrighty then, I guess I should get back to reading now. From now on, if you see a post from me, you can go ahead and assume I’m procrastinating, so feel free to chide me back into being a responsible student.

[NOTE: This post originally appeared on a now-deleted blog and is reposted here for my own sake.]

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two weeks in

Second week of school is over and I’m already behind in readings … yikes. I need to get into more of a routine. Things are going fine, I’ve finally figured out which classes I’ll be taking and which ones I’ll be auditing. And after some switcheroo with the roommates, we’ve finally got things set and we’re pretty much done buying stuff (well, done buying the necessary stuff). Amazon Prime is wonderfully addictive!

The weather’s getting pretty cool, so I’m going to try and get to Central Park as often as I can while it’s still not too cold. And I still have to check out all the museums. Although I really need to get some closed-toe shoes, because I have a feeling I won’t be able to wear my flip-flops for too much longer.

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