I’m starting my third week of classes and finally feel like I have caught my breath. Nope, the house is still not completely unpacked. I haven’t had a run outside our neighborhood. I’m working through reading and writing more than I’ve done in any of my other engineering schooling. And I started to feel “homesick” last week when I started thinking about my friends in Kansas City.
I pulled up some pics that made me smile. On my last run with my runner girls, self dubbed Runch (we run, then we lunch), I found these signs all along our route. Wow, do I miss these girls! (And a certain couple of other friends who weren’t necessarily part of the runner gang but who made me smile all the time.)
So I let myself pout about missing people for a bit. And about having to leave a pub where we were going to order dinner because Jack is “underage.” (Indiana has some strange liquor laws). But my PhD program is surpassing my expectations. I am so excited about my classes and potential research. My cohort is amazing!
We also bought a baby pool this weekend because Jack is such a water baby. The cuteness could just about kill me.
And I took a much needed study break on Monday to go for a hike at Ampitheater Park in West Lafayette. It was beautiful weather and a pretty flat but shaded hike. I think we will be here a lot in the fall.
And tonight I taught my first cycle class at International Sports Club near Purdue Research Park. I have a 5:30pm Tuesday night class. SO excited to be jumping back in! Plus, I have the option of 3:30pm classes with college students. Flexibility is nice!
Plenty more adjusting to do, but so happy to have my two favorite side-kicks with me for the journey. Has anyone been to Lafayette? Any suggestions for places we need to check out?