Thursday, October 28, 2010

New Haircut!

I decided that I wanted long hair so I could get fancy updo's for the two weddings that I was in recently. I had it trimmed a couple of times but no serious cuts in over a year. Today, I finally was able to give it a serious chop. It isn't as short as I was planning but I still like it.



Thursday, January 7, 2010

New Decade, New Degree

This week marked the beginning of my graduate career at RPI. Ten years ago people were preoccupied with Y2K and the turn of the millenium. I was concerned with the next middle school dance and getting my braces off as soon as possible. Now the braces are long gone, I still get excited for dances, although they are much more infrequent, and I'm starting a PhD.

This week was a little intense. I started working onthe project that is going to eventually working on my PhD. I helped write the manuscript for my first paper. I might be getting another pet project. I have a stack of papers to read over the weekend. And I have no idea what I'm doing. Luckily I've been around the lab enough to know that's completely normal.

I still have a lot to do and a lot to learn, and I'm really excited about it. This definitely a different career path than I had in mind when I entered college in the fall of 2006. Then, I wanted to be a high school science teacher and wasn't very enthusiastic about coming to RPI. Now, I couldn't imagine being anywhere else for undergrad. I'm no longer as sure about what I want to do when I'm done but I have another 3 years before I really have to worry about that. Looking back on the last ten years, I have no idea what to expect from the next ten years.