I’m getting closer and closer to the end. What end is this? Well that would be my undergraduate career. I can’t believe that it’s already been over 4 years that I have been college. I have made many changes as to what date the “end” would come and also many changes to what is going to come after, but what is going to come after is a whole-nother topic entirely! Today we’ll stick with just being done. I’ve been trying to be more live one day at a time as opposed to planning everything, because I am a major planner. I’m trying, it’s hard, but not knowing exactly what you want to do in life helps with the whole spontaneity thing.
So yes, I’m almost finished. This has been occupying by time for the past several months:
And let me tell you, it feels dang good to be almost done. It will feel even better when I am done. So good that I believe a celebratory margarita will have to be bought. I think I can squeeze at least one in on my tight budget.
Here’s what’s in/was in my way of being done:
1. GRE (a.k.a. 4 ½ hour long, poke-my-eyes-out standardized test requirement for
graduate school) I took on August 30
2. Internship for my program that goes from Sept-Dec.
Only two school-y things in my way, and although the test was not fun, I’m so stinking ecstatic about being done I don’t even care! I’m also really excited about my internship, which helps also. During my internship I’ll have no other classes, no tests, and no homework (well not really anyways). We’re required to do a final project for it about our experience and also fill out forms each week stating what we’re doing on our internship, but that’s it! (Note: this is not to down-play my requirements or the work I’ll be doing, it will not all be easy-schmeasy, but I feel after all I’ve done it’ll be a nice fun work compared to un-fun GEC’s and some majors classes the past 2 ½ years)
I’ve grown so, so, so, so, so tired of school in the past year it’s crazy. I know part of the reason is because my traditional 4 years was up this past June though. Do you know how hard it is to stay motivated when so many of your friends are done with school and are no longer plagued by meaningless classes and homework and finals? Well really hard. Senioritis at its very core.
But I can’t be all celebratory too soon (I mean hey I still have to graduate!), so all that will come in December when I’ll take my turn doing the in-famous senior crawl and the walk in my cap and gown. I surely don’t want to wish away time, but man am I excited for that day.
So I’ve just been typing what I’ve been thinking and now forgot what I had intended this post to be exactly. But I suppose it is what it is by this point. I’m not quite sure where to go from here so I’m going to end it and leave you with a few tidbits of knowledge/facts and a picture. Enjoy!
*The reason fit people can have lower resting heart rates (RHR) is due to a more efficient beat/pump. With each beat they can pump the same amount of blood as what an un-trained heart can pump in 2-4 beats
*Increasing the amount of blood coming and going with each beat is known as an increase in Stroke Volume (SV). You can increase the amount of blood flowing at rest from 55mL to 100mL by training! Why is this good you ask? Well I’ll tell you! :
~More blood with each beat means more oxygen that is carried to the rest of your body and more importantly (for working out) to your muscles
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~Increased oxygen allows the muscles to continue to function
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~Which means you can train longer and harder
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~All leading to improved fitness
I love fall, but I would enjoy getting to boat and relax all day on a lake again before next year, can I go back?...
<3 - BK
p.s. Sorry I didn’t do so good about the “less-wordy” part. I’ll try, but I make no promises since I’m just starting out, I’ll get there eventually.
Hi! My name is Brittany. Welcome to my little corner of the blogosphere, it's constantly a work in progress :)