Miss me?

Yes, I went off the grid there for awhile. Between recruiting at work, suffering some serious anxiety, and attempting to amp up my fitness routine, my blog fell by the wayside.  Here’s some quick updates as to what’s been going on with me:

  • Interviewed over 50 candidates and selected 15 VISTAs for our 7 host sites!
  • Selected my two successors as VISTA Leader! 
  • Watched way too many episodes of the Real Housewives (New Jersey and OC)
  • Got way too in to Instagram
  • Became addicted to Candy Crush Saga (I’m stuck on level 201)
  • Facilitated an orientation
  • Made a sweet tie dye t shirt at our end of service event
  • Celebrated a 100th birthday!
  • Registered for grad school classes (best registration ever–did it during the middle of the day and got all my classes with no freezing or cursing)
  • Cried about how awful the Mets are 
  • VISTA missed my pay day
  • VISTA finally paid me 
  • Overheard a hostage situation in my neighborhood (Well, from far away)
  • Watched my sister graduate college and my brother graduate high school
  • Got a flat tire and purchased a whole new set of tires!
  • Went to a German dancing festival 
  • Marathoned the Office on Netflix.

Now you’re caught up.  Feel better?

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Waiting game

Submitted my second and final graduate application to UConn last night!

I went to the MPA Open House a couple weeks ago and that gave me the final push to submit the application.  I love the program–it’s heavy on quant courses (read: math, finance, etc) in the first semester, but the courses are geared more at bringing everyone up to speed on quant, which is perfect for me (as a former history major who hasn’t taken math since high school calculus).  And if I get in I can take courses at the law school.  JUST LET ME KNOW ALREADY, OK?

Now it’s just time for me to wait…which is probably the worst part of the whole process. If the price is right and I get in to both schools, the decision will be tough.  

new year!

  • Spent New Year in New Haven with some of my favorites. 
  • Finished February recruiting unscathed at work, and currently counting down the minutes until summer recruitment begins in a few weeks
  • Got the flu even though I actually got the flu shot this year
  • Wrote a guide to filling out the AmeriCorps online application that our State Program Director liked!
  • Found the speaker for our Public Speaking statewide training next month!
  • May have also gotten reduced priced lunches for that event!
  • Filling out grad apps. One down (Brandeis), one to go (UConn)
  • RA Dickey traded to the Blue Jays. At least he can wear his Jose Reyes shirt again without it being too weird (this also means I’m rooting for the Jays to win the AL East this year)