So I have been away from blogging for much too long unfortunately :/… I guess that is my usual… But I have been so busy with school and everything else in life sometime there just is no time! But hopefully I will find some more time now and again! I am nearing the completion of this semester- it felt so slow and so fast at the same time! I just have two more finals to make it through! Over the past month I survived a bunch of exams, got to catch up with my two old roomies and have a grand time with them (which included eating a whole birthday cake, making fuzzy navels with cake vodka, playing some card games, thrifting and yard sale-ing… Great times), and spent some time outside with my boyfriend- we even started our own garden! And we also had a day of adventuring recently near my hometown. We went out for a yummy brunch, went to the thrift store, and also visited a goat farm!
We stopped at a diner for delicious brunch!
I had such a wonderful time! My boyfriend also bought me a goat cookie cutter, goat soap & goat milk! I had never had goat’s milk before, and I just have to say now that I have I love it! It tastes delicious! I have yet to use the soap since I am waiting until I use up what’s left of the soap bar I do have. And I am way excited about my cookie cutter! Next time I go I want to get the smaller version of it as well.
I really have no idea why I love goats so much… But yeah, all in all life has been going pretty good lately… It is hard being broke and not really have much extra money to spend, but I am getting better with my spending. Honestly all I have bought lately is groceries, school tuition/books, and the occasional thrifting outing (I was so happy I found a super cute swimsuit for only $2!! Seriously! So excited about it!)… So we shall see how I am doing as the next few months go by.
In other news:
I saw this video and it got me thinking:
I spend way too much time on the computer/in front of a screen… It is ridiculous… Lately I have been thinking about how people (myself included at times) see the world through their screens than actually seeing it- being so quick to take a picture or video of something rather than just experiencing it. I know I am guilty of this- I want to take pictures all the time! And I feel like that is sad… Although it is nice to have the memories that go along with a photo or a video, you miss out on some of the experience, and it is less about your memory of it and more of what you captured… If that makes sense. I really want to make it a goal to work on my spiritual side more and being more aware and integrated in the world… I found out about a Buddhist monastery in New York that I would like to visit sometime… It could be closer but it isn’t too far to travel. As much as a love just watching tv or being on the internet mindlessly, I can see what it does to me and how detrimental it can be. I want to be more unplugged.
I also would like to be a vegetarian… But every attempt I make just seems to fall through and I don’t stick with it. I wish food was easier! After learning and understanding things from my Vet Tech classes, I really want to treat my body well… It’s funny I am learning more about myself by learning about animals than I did with human nursing (granted I didn’t stay the full 4 years for that!) but it makes me understand better. And I think when you understand what is going on you want to take better care… Understanding my Insulin Resistance is helping me want to do what my body needs to make it better… It just makes me so confused as to what I should eat and I just hate how complicated it seems to be.
But anyway! I just go off topic so easily! That’s all for now- I need to study for my two finals I have tomorrow! Once I make it through Thursday we start Large Animal next Tuesday! So excited! Two months of sheeps/goats, cows, and horses! I am looking forward to it!