Finals.

Well hey.

I’ve been crazy busy lately. Yesterday was the last day of classes for the semester and now it’s time for finals. Lucky for me, I only have one on Thursday. Unfortunately, it’s OChem. Soooo the next couple of days of my life will be dedicated to filling my brain to the brim with reaction mechanisms.

This past week I had three exams: nutrition lab final (I got a 92!), sociology exam #4 (grades aren’t up), and NTR 312 exam #3 (I got an 84). I was studying so much that I barely even ran this week. Yeah, it was crazy.

I am exhausted. I’m taking today off from studying completely so that I can go watch one of my favorite homegirls KILL IT at her half marathon today! Then I work a midshift tomorrow, followed by a 10 miler, and the the studying extravaganza begins. Good vibes and coffee are always welcome. ๐Ÿ˜‰

The apartment is decorated for Christmas! We have a small, but real, Christmas tree and tinsel and stockings and lights and a bowl of mini candy canes. Oh, and on Wednesday I took a picture with Santa on campus. It was hilarious, but that may have been because I was exhausted and stressed to the max.

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I leave for Portland in 9 days and I am so so pumped. The only thing I really have planned is that I’m going to rent a bike to get around the city! I may or may not go bungee jumping off a bridge while I’m there. ๐Ÿ™‚

Geez I cannot believe this semester is over! Last fall was pretty rough and unpleasant for me, so it felt like it lasted forever, but this year it flew by! I loved my classes and I’m really going to miss my assistant position. Nonetheless, I went through the semester with no regrets and I cannot wait to see what the spring brings!

Not to mention, this 5 week winter break will be niiiiiice. I have a week off in January for an adventure, but I’m not sure what I’ll do yet. Ideas? I’m thinking maybe a Louisiana trip because it’s one of the closest states. Or maybe New Mexico? Or even the Grand Canyon in Arizona! Where should I go?! East or West?!

Anyway, sorry this post has been all over the place. Life has been a bit hectic lately, but it’s been good!

Also, in regards to everything that has been happening in America lately… I’m sure that if you know me well you know I have my own stance on everything. But when it boils down to it, a human life is a human life. And in my opinion, all lives should be valued equally. NO life should ever be lost due to brutality or negligence. I’ll leave you with this to think about:

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International

As many of you know, I am a nutrition major. Up until recently I was on track to become a registered dietitian because the major I truly wanted was supposedly not offered anymore. On Sunday I found out that it actually IS!

International Nutrition.

I love when people ask me what it is or what I’m going to do with that degree because I answer it in three words:

End world hunger.

I dream big and I care a lot and there’s nothing wrong with that.

Happy Wednesday friends,
Juliana.

October & Ramblings

Happy October friends!
This month is so wonderful!
Normally Texas actually begins to transition into fall, there’s pumpkin carving, and Halloween! ๐Ÿ™‚

I just finished breakfast and now I’m actually drinking a cup of coffee at home because I woke up 30 minutes before my alarm. I could be taking this time to study for my Genetics midterm on Thursday, but clearly the best way to abate stress is to just procrastinate…

This weekend I am headed home for the first time all semester and I am excited! The weather is supposed to be insanely nice in Magnolia, so I’m going to attempt a 50 mile ride and a 10 mile run. Heyyyooo brick. Other than that, I want to carve a pumpkin and just straight up chill. This semester has made me the busiest I’ve ever been in my life, so I really need a weekend to unwind.

Going to Kerrville for my triathlon was the perfect vacation for me and I came back to Austin feeling really refreshed, but going to Magnolia will be my chance to go on a lazy vacation.

Last night, there were so many cops and even a helicopter surrounding my apartment complex! We locked all the doors and such, but I still have no idea what was going on…

Also, yesterday was such an amazing day! There was a minor hiccup of just plain ol’ negativity, but I took my girl T-Swizzy’s advice and shook it off. Yeah, I got down to that sick beat. Hahahahaha, man I’m funny. #not

Nonetheless, the rest of my day was freaking awesome and I ran into one of my insanely awesome coworkers on campus which was definitely a day brightener!

Today I have classes, three hours of Genetics office hours (to hopefully help me wrap my head around it), and then a swim!

The fact that it’s October makes up for it though ๐Ÿ™‚

Love,
Juliana

P.S. My dad’s birthday is tomorrow!

Jam Packed

Hey Happy Tuesday!

The day’s barely started but I’ve been busy.
My schedule has been like this:
OChem
Swim workout
20 minute break to eat apple and write this ๐Ÿ˜‰
Genetics
UGS (as the assistant)
My office hours
Nutrition lab

And then I get to go home at 6:30, do homework, go to gym for upper body lifting, dinner, and sleeeeep.

My schedule is jam packed and I am not exaggerating when I say my life has solely been school, training, and work.

Not going to lie though, I love it. ๐Ÿ™‚

I have a quarter distance Ironman on the 28th, so I haven’t been slacking in training. On Friday I swam 2000 consecutive yards! It was my first time and it felt goooooood.

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Sunday I headed out to do a bike/run brick. My plan was 20 miles on the bike and then a 10k run. Well, at mile 17.7 my tire blew so I didn’t get to finish that.

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However, my run went from a 10k to TEN MILES! It was amazing! The double digits are back! Yesterday I was so sore though! Haha ๐Ÿ™‚ on Sunday I’m going on a 56 mile ride which should be fun!

Alright, I should finish this apple and then head to class!

Much love,
Juliana

P.S. Happy birthday, Sabrina!

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