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The Kimmy Diaries: How I Study For Organic Chemistry →
Today I’m going to talk about the death of all pre-med subjects: Organic Chemistry. Everyone seems to dread it and many seem to struggle with it. I got an A in Organic Chemistry I and I currently have an A in Organic Chemistry II so I thought I’d share some of my study tips.
1. Read/skim the…
This will come in handy next semester
My Developmental plant anatomy class is making me hate plants :(
I went to a movie with my siblings and my cousin today. They were trying to remember last time they’d been to a movie and I said how come I never came with you guys, their reply “because you were hanging out with Ryan or something”
That’s all it took, now I’m missing him badly…I was having a good day too! ugh
I should just live in the lab…
1 month down only 26 months to go
Today marks one month since my boyfriend left for Ghana to serve in the Peace Corps.
So far we have been able to communicate via phone. He bought a phone within the first week he was there and he has been able to call me about once or twice a week. Sure we only talk for about 20 minutes but that little bit of time has made all the difference.
Ryan has not been able to figure out internet in his village so we have not been able to skype, but I’m sure he’ll figure it out sooner or later. I miss his face.
During the first month the new PCVs (Peace Corp Volunteers) undergo an intense training in their local language. According to Ryan this has been absolutely miserable. They wake up early in the morning and do nothing but language training for 6 hours straight. They do this every day of the week except for Sunday’s which is their free day. Sunday is also “our” day. Well more like the day in which we get to talk for 20 minutes, but I’ll take whatever I can get right now.
I think the hardest part so far has been learning to be patient and trust that he has not forgotten about me. I’m not a very patient person, which can be difficult when you are in an extended long distance relationship.
I also need to learn to be humble, lately I’ve only been thinking about how awful it feels for ME, how lonely I feel etc. Instead I should be thinking about him. He has it ten times worse than I do. He’s the one that is in a whole new environment with people he barely knows.
In the last email he sent me he said he thinks about coming home just about everyday. It’s hard trying to be unbiased, I obviously would love it if he came home early, but I know our relationship wouldn’t be the same. I would feel as if he only came back because I was being a big baby and I would never be able to forgive myself. So instead I’ve tried to encourage him and trying my best to give him strength, even if it hurts.
I miss him like crazy, but hopefully the physical absence will become tolerable with time.