Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A small break...

So it's been about a month since my last post. Time really flies sometimes. Grad school and work just take up huge chunks of my days so the first thing I'm thinking when I get home is sleep. Unfortunately, I've been lacking in the sleep department as well as I tend to go to bed late and get up early as I'm more of a morning person.

Luckily, I was able to have the whole weekend off. Well that may only apply to work, I was able to take some time off from my paper writing as well.

Since I'm still knew to Boulder, I decided to go hiking as I live only minutes away from the foothills of some beautiful mountains. So on Saturday, I got up early, had a big breakfast, and went out, hoping to be victorious as I hiked up Flagstaff Mountain.

To make a long story short (if it ever was a long story to begin with), I made it to the summit.

The view from up there was just as amazing as I thought/hoped they would be.

It was a lovely 3.5 hour trek and I was so proud of myself that I made it up there that I decided to treat myself to something marvelous.

This, my friends, was a delicious Pumpkin Pie Smoothie from Nekter Juice Bar. And yes, it tasted exactly like Pumpkin Pie. It was so true to taste that it felt almost as if the employees were placing pies in the blender and just blending it up. Not that I would mind if that was the case but it is an intense smoothie so be prepared to be satisfied!

While I allowed myself to be a little lazy on Saturday, I had to buckle down and get some paper writing out of the way on Sunday. However, after I finished up for the day, I took a walk around the CU campus to take in the fall atmosphere.

I love Fall for so many reasons: football, cool temps, changing colors, cardigans, corduroy pants, pumpkin flavored foods, hot coffee, oh and my birthday (Nov. 2nd!). It's just such a fantastic season. The only downside is that not all Falls are created equal and when Winter comes sooner rather than later, it's quite disappointing.

Well I'm halfway through the semester so if you see me disappearing again for long stretches of time, I think you'll know why. I'm hoping I can do a post or two but the last half of the semester is chalk full of assignments so you never know.

Until we meet again!

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