Spring is easily my favorite season. There is nothing quite like warmer temperatures after a “long” winter. I emphasize long because I live in Georgia so take that how you wish but the fact remains that cold, rainy weather is depressing and induces apathy.
Yesterday I learned about a new initiative that my University is starting – it’s called Thinc. To kick things off they are holding an entrepreneurial week during March 22-29, 2013. There will be many talks, a few meet and greets, and an event called a “Start-up Gauntlet”. What really caught my eye is the TEDxUGA event on Friday night.
I have been very busy lately and haven’t been able to set aside time for my hobbies. I will be getting married next month and couldn’t be happier…plus the planning is slowly killing me. As we get closer to the big day we see more people loosing their minds. It has definitely been difficult, but today I found an awesome Tedx video that reaffirms three very important things.
I have been in Baltimore this week for a skills development training workshop at John’s Hopkins Asthma and Allergy Center. It’s been a good week but I keep going back and forth on my feelings and opinion of the city. The training was great and I will be able to begin using the techniques in my work immediately. But the city…yeah, I’m conflicted.
This February I submitted my first grant application. Well, really it was a pre-doctoral fellowship but I still call it a grant. It was terrifying and took two weeks to write a first draft. When I emailed the draft to my advisor he didn’t return it with too many edits and I saw this as a positive thing. This past May I received the reviews. I still don’t fully know how I will respond.