Sunday, October 08, 2006

Welcome Back!

Hello everyone! I know it has been a long time since I last posted, and even longer since I have commented on someone’s blog. You see, until recently I have been hit by a lack of creativity and motivation. I haven’t been inclined to think about my Master’s Thesis, blog, read others’ blogs, write amusing little stories, or knit. I have had a serious case of the blahs.

I will admit that I had been rather frustrated by this. I think my lack of motivation had been stemming from fear that I haven’t been settling into the grad student lifestyle. Two of my friends have taken this frustration to a higher level with serious consideration of leaving their graduate schools. This got me thinking. Do I lack motivation because I don’t want to be here? When I thought about this, I realized that my concerns about my future all revolve around clinical psychology. My main problems seem to be about deciding whether I want to work with an elderly population or what sort of career I want (but always within a clinical psychology field).

After making the realization that I am really happy where I am even if I do get bored with my classes sometimes (never mind the fact that my abnormal psychology for children class has turned me off to ever having children), inspiration has seemed to hit me full force. After perusing my knitting books, I found a pattern that I wanted to do. It is Ruffles from ScarfStyle. It is the “potato chip scarf.” With only 22 stitches, I am making progress fairly quickly and am enjoying myself. Since I had been hit with the blahs, even knitting had been viewed as an annoyance. I am using Lion’s Bran Cotton Ease and I can understand why some people love it. The texture is cottony but has just enough lightness to it to make the ruffles ruffle. This project has also been good for me coming to terms that I won’t need my wooly goods for a nice long while. Who knows, maybe cotton will become my friend?

Oh! I must show a gratuitous picture of the University of Florida’s 2006 Homecoming Parade. Brown was very low key in the Homecoming department, so this was an experience! The UF parade consisted of TWO HOURS of non-stop floats and marching bands. If you can’t tell from the photo, UF was going to play LSU (the tigers) and most of the floats very delicately hinted that UF might win. UF did win, by the way. ;)


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