A little update on my campus life.

1) Om nom noms. Lately, I’ve been getting really sick of the meal options on campus. We do have a wide variety of food, but it gets a little boring after a while. I feel like all I ate this past week were salads, sushi, and french fries. >.<; I was so glad when some of the dining halls started to offer Skinny Cow Ice Cream Cups – almost all the flavors contain only 150 calories and 1g of fat. And since I’m usually sharing a cup with someone, I can now eat dessert every night with no regrets! Dulce de Leche is my favorite. <3

Just today, actually, my friend drove us off campus to the famous Se-Port Deli for an early dinner. They create the most amazing sandwiches ever. Mike was nice enough to treat me, so I ordered a Black Forest – ham, swiss, coleslaw, and Russian dressing on pumpernickel bread. :D *drool* Eating off campus is definitely worth it. (Photo credit to my boyfriend’s iPhone 4)

2) My major. I went to see my academic advisor yesterday, and left her office feeling a little bit more confident about my future. The acceptance rate into the post-grad Medical Dosimetry program is 5 seats to 20 applications, compared to the 25 seats to 600 applications the Nursing program here has. Even if I don’t make it, I can always fall back on Nuclear Medicine or Health Science Informatics. I just need to work hard, take a ton of winter/summer classes, and keep myself motivated. Although the job market isn’t so good for any healthcare profession these days (apart from nurses, of course), I want to keep believing that the skills I’ll be acquiring here will be desirable enough for a decent starting salary somewhere that isn’t too far from home. One can only hope, though.

3) My urge to go on a shopping spree, but not having any money. Self-explanatory much? I haven’t had any time to work-work, mostly because of the massive amounts of reading I have to do for some of my classes. But the latest Fall trends are so enticing! Two of my favorite ones are light cover-ups (something like a cross between a cardigan and a long sleeve shirt) and faux leather jackets (don’t they look so badass?). Every website I go onto, they offer similar styles to these:

4) My desire to get off campus every once in a while. I was so excited to hear that my boyfriend plans on buying a car over winter break and bringing it here next semester. : ) He even promised to give me some driving lessons! The ones I took at home were ineffective, since my driving instructor was pretty awful and only wanted our money. =/ The benefits of having a car on campus are endless – grocery shopping would be a breeze, doing something fun and new over the weekends would be too easy, going to the local drug store for anything I need asap would be very convenient, etc. For now, I rely on the free weekend buses and my friend Chris to get to places. XD He even drove us to Target today, because I was in desperate need of chapstick!

I grabbed a tube of Burt’s Bees Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil, and Yes To Carrots Lip Butter in Mint. : ) Both brands are known for being natural and organic, as well as carrying irresistibly delicious products! Both feel and taste refreshing, smooth, and moisturizing on my lips. And as most people know, I’m a hugeeee lip balm fiend. XD While we were at Target, my boyfriend also decided to buy a ridiculously gigantic blanket – it’s 9 ft. by 7.5 ft, and is the softest & fuzziest blanket I have ever felt in my entire life. He tells me it’s to keep us warm while we study this Fall/Winter. How thoughtful of him!

Haha, I guess that’s all for now. Until next time, guys! And don’t forget that you can subscribe to my blog by e-mail through the option in the right sidebar. Tell all your friends! : )

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