I am officially done finals!!! So unbelievably excited and relieved that they're finally over. I also seriously cannot believe I have finished my first year of grad school. It went by so fast-only one more to go!
Today, I thought I'd do a little reminiscing on this blog o' mine.
Here are a couple of things I have learned this year being a new city gal/grad student this year:
1. Find open green spaces. After living by a huge lake & mountains for the past couple of years, the thing I first missed in the city was open space. I suggest finding any parks, reservoirs or significant land masses near you. One of my favorite places in Boston is the Common and Gardens. Both are wide open spaces and have beautiful statues, trees, water and flowers.
2. Invest in good shoes. Especially rain boots (or you'll end up puppy facing it like me here) I have done way more walking here than anywhere else I've ever lived. The first week here I managed to get majorrrrr blisters-ouch!
3. Surround yourself with people you love. The biggest adjustment I had to make in grad school was no longer living on a campus and being surrounded by others all the time. It has its benefits and its downfalls. I found that I truly needed to carve out spaces in my week for friend time so I didn't get the lonely bug.
4. Exploreeeee. One of my favorite things about living in Boston is all the new places I've been able to check out. There is always something going on. I wished I had gone out more during the winter months (instead of shacking up with blankets and a good book like the hermit I am). But, hey! No regrets-it's summer time, baby. Time to get my explorin' shoes on :)
Hope you all are having fab thursdays!