What I'm Geeking Out About This Week - 07/03/15



Here's what was going on in my world this week:

  • Massages

I celebrated my one calendar year work anniversary this past week, and it unintentionally coincided with some self-care I took upon myself. Part of this was getting a professional massage at a local spot, which was sorely needed (see what I did there? Because I was sore...). I always carry my tension in my shoulders and lower back, which isn't helped by hunching over a keyboard most days. I'll definitely have to look into making this a regular thing or maybe even doing yoga on a regular basis. Something would be helpful to ease my tension and keep me loose and nimble.

  • Counseling

I went to speak with a counselor this week as well. It is a part of an employee assistance program, where staff can get a few free sessions with local counselors to work out any issues they're having, which is certainly a nice benefit of working at my institution. While I won't go into the details of what I talked about here, just suffice it to say that it is so important in taking care of ourselves to not forget about our mental health. I always value the opportunity to work through things with someone whose job it is to listen and help. Massages are great too, and both are crucial to staying well, physically and emotionally.

  • 4th of July

I have the pleasure of coming down to the Greater Boston Area this weekend for the Independence Day celebrations to visit my partner, Jenn. There seems to be no shortage of festivities around here and it is always nice to hang out here and spend quality time with my partner. We're seriously considering moving ourselves down here in the near future so it is always cool to check out the scene here and continue to vet it as somewhere we could settle down and put some roots down. Be sure to check out my Instagram for photos from the weekend!

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What I'm Geeking Out About This Week - 12/05/14


Hey now!

Welcome to another superb week in geek!

  • More Marvel News!

So there was a lot of big announcements coming out of Marvel this week. Ryan Reynolds is back as Deadpool (very cool), Krysten Ritter is Jessica Jones (pretty neat), and Benedict Cumberbatch is Doctor Strange (!!!). Whether or not I'm invested in these specific people depicting these specific characters, I'm just excited that these projects are legitimately happening and are moving forward. We're long overdue for a proper Deadpool movie, the slate of Marvel series on Netflix should be a lot of fun, and Doctor Strange is a big deal for the next phase of Marvel movies so I'm glad we have our lead set now. Now for the rampant speculation as teaser images come out!

  • Holiday Parties!

My first semester as a student affairs professional is coming to a close, which is a whole post on its own but my "reward" for this is a bunch of super cool holiday parties to go to! They'll be the first I'm going to as a working professional, and apparently the one here at my institution is pretty awesome so I'm looking forward to enjoying some good food and good times with my friends and colleagues as this semester (and calendar year) come to a close. It's been a wild ride and I'm ready for some rest and relaxation.

  • Winter Break!

Speaking of rest and relaxation, I'm very grateful for the opportunity to take the vacation time I've earned to head back down to NJ with my partner to see her family and our friends. I'm taking about two weeks off between Christmas and New Years so just expect a slow down of posting until after the new year. We all deserve a break and the ability to be present where we're at. I do love my blog but it is just another thing to jumble my brain with sometimes. I encourage everyone to take time off whichever way they can. There is hardly ever a down time in higher education but in these slower times over the winter, get away and do something fun or see people you've been missing. It's always worth it!

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