Hi again, It's Claire. I can't believe an entire semester has passed! And my New Year's resolution is to remember when I have a blog due so that I don't end up writing it an hour before it's scheduled to get to Graham. Luckily I squeaked by and here we are.
To be perfectly honest, not much has happened since I last blogged. Life has stayed pretty great. Gotten better even. I started some new activities (as if I wasn't busy enough already) and I'm working on growing my business and getting ahead academically for next year. It just so happens that one of the Calculus professors from the Air Force Academy lives down the street and has agreed to teach me Advanced Calculus, Differential Equations, and Computer Programming until I head out, all for a low flat rate. Now I just have to hope that the math doesn't bury me.
At the USAF game!
I also started Taekwondo this past November. I've done several martial arts in the past, including Karate and Jujitsu, but as a military child it's hard to keep up any particular style of martial art because when you move you have to change. This time I chose Taekwondo because US Taekwondo is the largest martial arts company in the US, probably because Taekwondo is the only recognized Olympic Martial Art. It's tons of fun and a great way to exercise and relieve stress.
I picked up dancing again too, and I go Swing and Blues dancing every Monday and Friday Night. The dance crowd in The Springs are all wonderful people and great to hang out with, and the dancing itself is so fun! For New Year's we held a Great Gatsby Blues party and it was a blast! I can't wait to see what the dance scene in Boston is like.
My jobs have been really great, and now that the New Year has started my personal business is picking up as well. I've had three custom orders this month all estimated at $300, one of which is from a customer in Italy.
So all in all, not much to report, but I'm doing pretty well. Hopefully I'll be able to visit Olin in march for the last Candidates weekend--it'll be great to meet up with some other gappies, friends from my Candidates weekend, and all the prospective new students.
Happy New Year!