The silver lining is that I am really excited about my courses this year. I take a wonderful mix of history, education, and classics courses. I am finally at the point where prerequisites are done and I can choose my classes which is wonderful! Ancient Iraq? Yep. Greek and Roman Mythology? Double yep. Even more exciting is that I am finally going to learn to be a teacher! It's not student teaching yet, but my current introduction class has us go into classrooms and volunteer in a variety of ways. I am really looking forward to it and will probably have some thoughts in the future.
|I also can't stop wearing this scarf that I got for Christmas. Leave it to my little sister to know exactly what I would love!|
Small note on the frustrating news. I have always known that I have a strong family history of high cholesterol, so even though I am still quite young I decided to talk to my doctor and have it checked. This way I would have a good understanding of where I was and time to keep or change any habits. Well wouldn't you know, but it's already high. We have had to make a few changes, which has been complicated and difficult to understand sometimes. I already exercised fairly often and didn't exactly eat badly just apparently not well enough, so now I am having to learn all sorts of things about how to eat even better.
To make me feel a little better and to congratulate ourselves on making it though such a difficult week of school and news, we decided to try to turn this need for extreme health into some fun, finding a place that we could grab some food from that is good for me and within our budget for "fun extras." Lucky for me, I remembered that at a Mongolian grill I can control what my portions and ingredients are. So there we went! It will still be a struggle for a little bit. It is getting easier. On the bright side, I bought the wrong oranges the other day but got to try my first blood orange. It was so delicious.