I don’t know why I keep doing this to myself.
In the next 37 days before I leave for Australia, I have the following things in my calendar (in addition to, you know, going to work):
- a weekend hockey camp in Whistler
- a long weekend in Kelowna for a half marathon
- which requires a bunch of training for said half marathon
- plus I have another half marathon after I get back from Australia, so I don’t even get to stop training when the Kelowna half is done
- a weeklong visit from my mom & my niece
- which will involve us being tourists in my town. I’m thinking Granville Island, Stanley Park, and Science World (where they are having an exhibit where you get to be a spy. So exciting!)
- a food truck festival
- a concert
- appointments for rehabbing my ankle
- an executive council meeting for one of the boards I’m on
- a meet & greet for the program of the student that I supervised this summer
- a mixer for people from various MBA part-time cohorts (of which I am one)
- a book club meeting
- summer season hockey playoffs, the schedule for which is determined based on how we do in each game, which requires me to be flexible in my scheduling, which is really not my strong suit right about now!
- the first two classes of the course I’m teaching
- the first hockey games of the fall season
Interspersed with all of this is coffees/lunches/drinks/dinners with various friends and dedicated time for working on the course I’m teaching in the fall (as I need to get that all completed before the course starts!). My boyfriend has now had to start being scheduled in or I wouldn’t see him between now and when we leave for Australia!
Maybe when I return from Australia, I should try to not do all the things. Maybe just like 90% of the things? I’ll let you know how that goes.
And so my glorious, glorious summer break ends. After work today, I head back to class for the first time since June 24! The break from classes has been much appreciated – though I’ve been working on assignments and readings and our big business plan project, it’s been really nice to be able to sleep in on weekends and not have more assignments appear on top of the ones that I was already working on.
Fortunately, we are really quite close to being done the Core part of the program. We have two weekends of regular classes in September, then a weekend of exams in October, then a weekend of presenting our business plan projects in November. And then the Core is done! We’ve been assured that the Core is the really killer part – if you can make it through that, then the post-Core is relatively much more manageable. So really, those the next couple of months will be exhaustingly busy, there’s light at the end of the tunnel. Hooray!
How, exactly, did the weekend go by so fast? I fully expected this weekend to be low key and then, somehow, it got super busy! Hence, I’m writing my first blog posting of the weekend at 11 pm on Sunday night!
So, a quick recap:
- Friday night – went out with Kalev, who is in town for a couple of weeks, and his friend, Craig, for dinner and a movie.
- Saturday – ran 15 km and then went for a *much needed* massage. My run was supposed to be 16 km, but I got up too late and spent too much time chatting and then suddenly didn’t have enough time to run my full 16 km and get home and showered before my massage appointment, so I had to cut the run a bit short. Massage was awesome – painful, but oh so awesome.
- Saturday night – Went to Shalu & Deepak’s to watch the game. Though the Canucks suffered a sad defeat, it was a more entertaining game to watch than most of the Nashville series has been and Shalu made us some ridiculously good food. And then Shalu and I planned for our next spa day!
- Saturday night later on – Since the Canucks game was an early game, Kalev and I made plans to hang out after the game. Hanging out turned into “let’s go watch Thor!” My verdict on Thor – very entertaining, but Chris Hemsworth really should have spent more time in the movie with his shirt off.
- Sunday – Spent most of the day making something awesome with Kim! Something which I shall blog about in more detail soon!
Now, I’d like to be able to report that this week will be a little more chill, but somehow I’ve managed to book something every single night for the next 6 nights. And next Friday and Saturday is the Northern Voice conference, so I’m booked up those two days as well.
Can someone please tell my social life to calm down already?