Wednesday, December 10, 2014

What A Month (I'm Not Dead)

So, I've been off the OTS "grid" for the last month…
most of that time being spent getting settled into my new apartment in Nebraska,
as well as starting my culinary program. It took a couple of weeks to get internet set up
at home...a little time changing cell phone providers (I'd had T-mobile for years, but they
are not user-friendly out here at all)…made some progress on navigating the area
(or at least being able to get a handful of places without using Google Maps or GPS)…
successfully completed my first week in my program (despite slicing off a chunk of a finger during
a knife skills practice session)…and my second week is almost wrapped (one more class tonight).
I'm taking five classes this term, one of them a lecture/lab that runs about
eight hours long (2hrs/Le, 6hrs/La)…and my classes are demanding.
Looking at the hourly/day breakdown of my weekly classes…
roughly 29% of my Mondays, 33% of my Tuesdays and 17% of my Wednesdays are spent in class.
And that's not counting additional homework, time spent studying, etc.
And I won't lie: mentally, and physically, this can be exhausting. And it's only week two.
All of that being said…I feel great.
I'm tired, but I feel great.
I'm sore, but I feel great.
My brain hurts from the surplus new information. But I feel great.
I can honestly say, at this moment, this has been one of the best decisions I've ever made.
I'm excited to be in a great city, with someone I love, learning so many new things.
And I'm excited for everything that might come out of this.
And it feels really, really…great.
Did I say "great" enough? I think you get my drift.
What was the last big risk you took, or the last big decision you made?
Did it turn out the way you wanted it to?
What would you do differently, if anything?

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Hope you're all having a wonderful week!

xxxx Alyssa Marie