Monday, June 23, 2014

How did I get here?

Wow, so I've heard a few reports of people asking why I haven't posted in a long time. My apologies, loyal readers!! The short answer is this:  I'm busier than I've been in my whole life! No joke. I would have never guessed that Juneau would offer more to me in terms of activity than Boston would, but it's true. So much has happened since my last post, I can't possibly catch up properly so I'll try to hit some highlights, okay?

It's summertime, and the living ain't slow! Summer solstice was on Saturday, and the sun rises at 3:50am and sets at 10:15pm. I was wide awake at sunrise that day. I usually wake up at such an hour this time of year. I don't subscribe to blackout curtains.

Sunrise Summer Solstice 2014

That's the view from my new condo. That I own! Well, I guess the bank kinda owns it, and I received a generous gifts from my parents, but still... it's technically mine! Also technically speaking, I live on a small island in the Pacific. It's true. I have a great view of Mount Roberts and the passing cruise ships. I haven't seen whales from my deck, but I'm sure I will sometime soon.


So there's the new condo, and also SCHOOL. I'm in the Masters of Public Administration program at University of Alaska Southeast (Juneau), and I'm having a great time in classes although I have a big academic commitment this summer. Despite not having a world class level program, I'm getting a ton out of my experience so far with this MPA classes. I'm currently enrolled in stats and econ classes and also a wonderful class on Political Leadership and Civility. Thanks to the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation for bankrolling this for me! 

Of course, I'm now a puppy mama and this is at least 75% of the reason I'm not posting so frequently anymore. Butters is doing great. She has her flaws, but we're having a wonderful time. 




That's all I can update for now. There's more to come. There's much more to tell!

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