life lately 

by ann

On the walk to the subway, the light seeps past the buildings, bathing these gorgeous flower-laden trees. The Southerner in me can’t handle how gorgeous spring is in the Northeast. My favorite place especially is the corridor around the corner from my place. The wind will rustle through the trees and wisps of white and pink dance in the air. Chibi and I will stroll through and often I’ll turn my face up to watch the plump bees happily at work. And the street itself! I am especially fond of one small business that has planted the most gorgeous ranunculus that stand singularly and proud amongst the rest.  

This past week was both refreshing and highly baffling. Finals ended and now we only have three classes remaining on Tuesdays, Thursdays and the occasional Wednesday. I’m not quite sure what to do with the all the free time! I know things will pick up once the seniors graduate and I go from “rising senior” to actual senior (!!!) so I’m trying to enjoy it by binging on my shows, working out more, and catching up with friends and family. And cooking! (The above is a brie, spinach and caramelized onion quesadilla mmm) 

The great thing about not being so bogged down in classes is that I was able to get this senior panel done. It was put together very last minute but we had a great turnout from all the different classes. The seniors-who have probably all mentally left the building-were so sweet in attending and talking with us very confused D1s to D3s. The key thing I learned: I need to get cracking on figuring out who to ask for recommendations! Pre-dental/dental students, find mentors. I would be so lost in dental school without the buoying support of classmates, seniors, professors and dentists.

By the way, I hope you liked my London travel guide! Sadly, my laptop took its last whirring gasp a few weeks ago so I’m iPad bound until I get a new one. But I’ll be working on an Iceland travel guide as soon as I do!

While we’re talking about travel, I am so excited about my trip to Austin THIS WEEKEND with two of my favorite girls from dental school! It’ll be sweet to return back to the South and I’m thrilled to show them all the good eats and fun that Texas has to offer. 

And that’s life lately. It feel big and bountiful and as thrilling as it is maddening. 

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