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Sorry for Disapearing

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Hey everyone!

Iíve been gone for a while. Life got crazy, but I have not given up. Iíve been a little down lately because I hit a plateau in April, thought I had overcome it with a 2 lb. weight loss, but now the scale isnít budging again.

Fortunately, I am now done my job, so thatís a huge source of stress gone, also I now have the time to go to the gym and actually get some sleep. I appreciated the paycheck, but the job and the people where I worked just brought to a really negative place.

I recently received some good news; I found out that I will be getting the same scholarship I got last year, but theyíve increased how much theyíre giving me, yay! Also, it looks like I will be teaching at least one course at the local university in the Fall. The course is Food and Disease Prevention, so if any of you have some resources that you think would be good for the class, please feel free to send them my way.

A few weeks ago I finally finished my last paper, so now Iím anxiously waiting for feedback from my committee and to find out when Iíll be doing my candidacy exam. Hopefully thatíll all be done and over with before August because Iím about 95% sure that Iíll be joining my friend to dig in Slovakia! Sheís leading an 800 AD dig (with burials!!!) and told me that if I wanted to join all Iíd have to pay is my flight over. Iím thinking Iíll meet her in Frankfurt where she lives a week before the dig starts so we can hang out and take the train together. Iíll be in Slovakia almost the entire month of August. Super exciting! Iíll finally be a real archaeologist and not just a lab geek.

Anyhow, Iíll do my best to stay on top of things and post more regularly.
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MONAKIN314 5/29/2012 8:09AM

    The dig sounds awesome!!

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UMBILICAL 5/26/2012 5:16PM

  one little bit of progress at a time.

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