↑ The Suzzallo Library, which looks like something directly out of Hogwarts
Hi friends! Happy Wednesday! I have a break today and tomorrow before starting orientation on Friday. These are my last two days off until classes start, so I’ll be using them wisely! Lots of errands to run, but also some fun to be had 🙂
I was able to meet the rest of my cohort in the last few days at TA training (←which was great and very informative, in case you were wondering!) I know I’ve said it before, but everyone is my program is awesome.
We are the annoying pack that travels and sits together, making far too much noise in public places and acting like freshmen again. It feels like we’ve all been friends for longer than just a few days, and I feel incredibly lucky and humbled that I get to spend the next two years with such amazing people.
I know what you’re thinking: “blah, blah, blah you’ve said this all before.” But for anyone considering applying to graduate school, your cohort is your family. Having a great dynamic will either make or break your experience.
A memory that I will never forget happened today in the Red Square. A few of us ran into each other after one of our training sessions. It was apparent that some members of the cohort knew something that we didn’t. After some prodding, they told us that the syllabus for our Nutrition And Metabolism I class was released, and that we have two 25-page papers, a research paper, and a debate in the first quarter.
↑ The Red Square (you can see Mt. Rainer if you look closely!)
Aside from our eyeballs popping out of our heads about the 25-page papers, we all asked about the debate topic. The answer: protein supplements. Immediately and in unison, we all exclaimed: ‘no way, that’s so awesome!’
I realize this is a trivial example, but it was such a defining moment because I’ve finally found a group of people who also find a debate about the use of protein supplements exciting.
I know a lot of my posts recently have been nutrition-focused, but I promise to post a few more things about Seattle in the upcoming weeks. For now, I’m just soaking up this time and enjoying the start to my new focus and life in Seattle! xo
↑ Sunset from our walk home yesterday from campus