The End Is Near...

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Apologies for my lack of posting and the lack of posting to come in the next week or so.  I finished finals and jumped straight into my last class.  I couldn't be more excited to finish this class however there is so much to get done before then.  Unlike most of my other classes here in Ireland, this one has a participation component of the grade.  This means that I have to read and fully understand everything before each class (which I may not have been as stringent about in most of my other classes.)

On top of that, I have a group and individual assignment that I just realized I have to get done in the next 9 days.  I've known this time was coming but all of a sudden the end is near!  Last Friday I was complaining about how I was stressing about my running and how I felt like I was making excuses about the time I had. I only had three hours of classes that would truly prevent me from getting my runs in but after thinking about it for a while, I realized that even if I worked on everything needed to all day for the next week I still probably wouldn't have enough time to finish it all.  Because of this I'm taking a break from the running until I get this stuff done.  Once it's done I can get back to my running and better blogging but right now I have a very limited amount of time to get a lot done!  So again, I'm sorry if I don't respond to comments, etc. in a reasonable fashion!  I swear I'll be back before you know it :-)

I did, of course, give myself Saturday afternoon off to celebrate the birth of my niece!  (Thank you all for the wonderful comments, by the way!)  I was suppose to go to see Shakespeare's Tempest in the Iveagh Gardens, but the baby decided that it was going to show me who's boss already so instead I spent the morning sitting at the computer eagerly awaiting the phone call.  After I did get the call that everyone was doing well, I met up with Claire and Inna for dinner and drinks in town followed by drinks at a rooftop bar.  If I couldn't be home to celebrate with my family I guess this was the next best thing!
Two of the people I may miss most when I leave!


  1. Ugh, I hate classes that have a participation component...that means I have to stay on my toes and actually do the reading! So I feel your pain there. Good luck on your final class, and don't worry about is more important :)


  2. Leaving is always hard! I have done a little feature on your blog today - just so you know!


  3. Found you from Alexis's blog :) I love the name of your blog! My friend actually got that line from Tolkien's poem tattooed on her leg. your blog itself is beautiful ♥ new follower.