Hello everybody! I swear I’ve been going on my weekend adventures. I’ve just not been posting about them. I started my internship five weeks ago (omg!) and it’s been exhausting. Waking up at 5:10am every. single. morning. is not my cup of tea. I’m coping though. Actually, something that’s been helping me stay relatively relaxed is writing poems when I’m on break. It’s funny. I’m an engineer, but I’ve suddenly been inspired to write poems. I don’t get it. Anyways, I thought I’d share a poem that I wrote a few weeks ago. I call it the Cube Farm, since … Continue reading The Cube Farm ~ A Poem
Just as water becomes toxic if it remains stagnant over time, so too does life. I think it’s important to always be progressing, whether it’s by going with the flow or by carving a new path through rock and sand. … Continue reading Tides of Change
Today was a crazy stressful day. I finished analyzing my data and found a reasonable correlation, finished my poster, got it approved, and submitted my project one minute before it was due. My nine weeks of research is finished. Now all … Continue reading Calming the Storm
Happy Sunday everybody! The end of this week has definitely been a lot better than the start. I spent the first two hours of my Monday at the health center getting X-rayed, poked, and prodded, all to find out that the … Continue reading Twisted Spines and Little Time
I adore the zoo. When I was little my mom bought the “diamond membership” for the San Diego Zoo, though perhaps a more accurate name for the membership would have been “the pass for people who are obsessed with the zoo and … Continue reading Penguins and Gorillas and Jellyfish, Oh My!
It’s Monday. I usually love Monday because it’s a new start to an awesome adventure, research has been going pretty well, weekends are regenerative… what more could you ask for? Today, I can think of a lot of things I … Continue reading Tales of an Unusual Monday
I don’t know if they actually say that in the Midwest. They also don’t have a plethora of corn fields and flat dirt planes. There aren’t horse drawn carriages or tornados taking people away from home either. Oh wait, wrong state (although there is a tornado watch until 1am today. Hooray adventure!) Needless to say, choosing an REU (undergraduate research experience) that took me out to the middle of the country has been an eye opening experience in the best way possible. I know, I could have gone to Amsterdam to use mechanical engineering for art restoration, which sounded awesome at the … Continue reading Hey Y’all!
In the past few days I think I finally learned why people say that studying abroad changes your life. When I first got here it was kind of miserable. I was living with 24 people that I barely knew. I … Continue reading Running Through Vienna