June 15, 2014

Sunday Currently : 58

Could it be? Another appearance from Hiatus Land? It is! :D

I'm feeling good. My dissertation defense is scheduled for just over two weeks from today, Chile won their World Cup match on Friday, and I set a new personal best during my 2.5-mile run this morning. I'm in a good flow state right now, where I'm feeling challenged yet also feeling successful-- a great combination. To make things even better, it's a beautiful June day, one of those magical times when the DC humidity has drifted off and been replaced by the most wonderful warm breeze, and the sun is more friend than foe. I feel so good!!

reading : My Invented Country by Isabel Allende. I've been on a reading kick lately, which feels great after months of reading nothing other than magazines and articles for my dissertation. This book is funny and sentimental, and it's a very enjoyable read.

writing :  Slides for my dissertation defense! It's happening, you guys. It's happening.

listening :  To a very energizing playlist, courtesy of FitSugar. I usually can't concentrate on work with music playing, but I find that with PowerPoints, I like having something in the background to keep me motivated. I'll have to try this playlist when I'm out for a run!

thinking :  About what a great ride graduate school has been. I am so blessed to have spent the past six years with an amazing and supportive cohort, and one by one, we are defending our dissertations. It's amazing to think how far we have come!

smelling :   Perfect, warm summer air drifting in through the kitchen windows. And, if I'm being honest, I'm also picking up the scent of BBQ potato chips because we have an open bag on the counter, and I can't seem to stay away...

wishing :   For more beautiful moments. Life is so so good. I'm also wishing my dad a very Happy Father's Day!! I wish that I could be with the rest of my family today, and I'll be thinking of them.

hoping :   For continued, sustained motivation and determination over the next two weeks.

wearing :  Mesh gym shorts and a pretty new blue yoga tank top-- perfect for lounging and working at home.

loving :  World Cup festivities with friends. The hubs and I on the hunt for the perfect World Cup bar (I think that we will be heading to H Street in the very near future), though I have to admit that BBQing with friends and watching the matches from home is sometimes the best option.

wanting :  USA and Chile to make it out of the group stage!! ¡¡Vamos!!

needing :   To make more slides for my defense, but I feel good about what I have so far.

feeling :  Cautiously confident and a bit excited!!

clicking : Back and forth between my dissertation document and PowerPoint. Life is all about dissertation these days! But not for long. :)


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