In addition to it being the holiday season, it also happens to be finals season for us students. On Monday, I have my last final (Advanced Nutritional Biochem—Proteins, Fats & Carbs) of the semester. I’ve been in grad school for almost 3 years with no breaks, so I’m nearing that burnout “who cares about amino acid metabolism” place.

To fuel these oh-so-exciting study sessions, I’ve been making sure to eat balanced meals while still making a little time for social activities, like catching up over drinks at Leah’s the other day. Today I have plans to see some of my lady friends. And yes, that’s champagne in that mug…

I’ve also been making time for exercise and yoga to balance out the, um, mugs of champagne. Cleaning also seems to be a good study break. My apartment is freaking sparkling right now.

Since my internship doesn’t start until late February, I am looking forward to two glorious months off from school. I still have to work, but I will take that over work plus papers and exams any day!

It’s kind of crazy to think that this time next week, it’ll be Christmas Eve. I think I’m ready…

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