I’ve been here before, saying I need to cut back on the caffeine and drink more water. For whatever reason it didn’t take the last (few) times. This weekend Dayle bought me this new water bottle. I think it’s the Hokie colors that made me want to give this another go. As of this post (11pm ish), I’ve only had one Diet Coke today. I’m okay with this.
I haven’t had that many posts on here about my time in Blacksburg. This is mostly because I am still doing plenty of “blog-worthy” things in my life right now so there’s no need to travel back down I-81 South. But that doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten or will ever forget the pride I have from being part of an incredible school and an amazing community. You wear a Virginia Tech shirt or hat anywhere across the country and head nods and half grins are guaranteed to come your way. We roll deep. It is with this sense of pride and community that I welcome Matt, the Hokie Guru to my podcast. I consider Matt to be the Patient 0 of Hokies on Twitter. Start with him and he will lead you to any other Hokie you need to follow. You wont be sorry.
Technically I do not have a hard move-out date, but I’m still shooting for the first weekend in June. Bedroom furniture and (hopefully) my appliances will be showing up Saturday. I’ve scheduled my heat pump replacement for Wednesday, thankfully my dad (who works from home on Wednesdays) will be able to help me out with logistics on that one. As I slowly countdown the days until I start living in my home my to-do list has to shift from things I want to do to things I have to do. The bathroom isn’t what I want it to be right now, but I need it to be functional right now and I’ll make it what I want in time. Baby steps. It’s all about baby steps.
I told my latest guest on Just Talking about this crazy plan I had for our recording. The plan was to see how long we could go without referencing the fact that we have known each other since we were 13. You might laugh, but it’s much easier said than done. I’m sure you can tell when I bring on a guest that I’ve talked to before, there’s a level of comfort that makes a huge difference in how I approach the recording. Maybe it’s just because we’ve known each other for so long, but I enjoy these types of conversations just as much as the ones with people I have only met mere seconds before the recording starts. I like to mix it up a bit. I suppose this means I’m due for a total stranger soon. Anyway, my best friend Nate came on the podcast to talk about Clinical Psychology, Blacksburg, weddings, and other fun stories from our collective past. Good times indeed.
The ‘Let’s Go Hokies’ chant at the end gives me goosebumps.
People with Type 1 Diabetes require insulin. I am a person with Type 1 Diabetes. Therefore by the transitive property, I require insulin. Simple Math. Of course the equation only makes sense if all the participants are on the same page. Over the past week I’ve been struggling with making sure the entities I rely on are working for me, not against me. Continue reading