The May Review

May has been simple– family time and school work.

I managed to finish my graduate school coursework towards the beginning of the month and get started on my dissertation. This was a huge relief and something I was really looking forward to. Now I’m excited to delve deeper into my research! My topic is interesting and I have some good leads so far, so we will see how it pans out.

We’ve been in self isolation since mid-march so ‘self-iso life’ has become quite routine. I have facetimes with family and friends, long distance pasta making with Tristan, Zoom meetings with school mates and I still try to get out of the house at least once a day. It’s surprising that this sedentary lifestyle has become normal, but it isn’t too far off of a lifestyle in Uni. Less friend time of course, but the computer time feels about the same.

Some nice things happened this month with weather improving and flowers blooming! Stevo and I even got sunburned on a nice mountain hike, and I turned into quite a lobster after having a socially distant beach day with my old roommate in Bellingham.

Covid cases continued to rise, riots over covid measures occurred, and at the end of the month, peaceful protests over racism and police brutality started up. It has been a whirlwind of change during lockdown. And soon I’ll be a part of it. In June, I move to Texas with Tristan, a place that has riots, protests, and an increase in Covid cases. But these things won’t end overnight… it’ll take a long time for dust to settle. Texas is going to be a new adventure and I can’t wait for the middle of June! Lots of updates next month!!