“Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” -John Wooden

Hi everyone! It’s been awhile since I’ve posted, but I promise now that school is back in full swing and I’m going to start regularly posting again.

Last Monday, I started my second and final year as a Master’s of Public Administration candidate. Crazy right? I’ve decided I’m going to enjoy my time limited remaining time in Athens as much as possible.

In other news, Labor Day weekend was bittersweet. The end of lying by the pool, getting tan, drinking sweet tea on the porch is sad, but fall is probably my favorite season. I love that everything becomes pumpkin flavored and I can get cozy in layers and riding boots. Soon, the air will get cool and fresh (ignore the fact that it is 90 degrees today) and my roommate and I will carve pumpkins in our yard and roast pumpkin seeds.

The perfect fall scene.

But I think my favorite thing about fall, is that every time it comes around it feels like a fresh start. It’s a new year, a new time for organization, whether it be organizing my homework schedule, getting into a new routine (which is super refreshing) or getting my life together. Regardless of what kind of change you want to make, fall is the best time to do it. I rarely make New Year’s resolutions because there is so much pressure to stick to them, I prefer making changes in the fall.

What have I done thus far, you ask? Well, I’m pretty sure I’ve become a morning person. This semester (it’s still weird to say semesters and not quarters) I purposefully made my schedule so that I don’t have anything before 11am. This way, I can get up and get a work out in, tan, read, sip coffee and watch the news, whatever. Now, I understand this will be unrealistic when I get a full-time job, but for right now, it’s a great way to ease myself into being a morning person.

In other news, I’m taking Political Leadership, Interest groups in American Politics and Program Evaluation this semester. I’m already loving all of my classes and have participated in some VERY thought-provoking discussions about what leadership is, and what it means to be courageous. I think it’s going to be a great year. Also, I’ve been trying some great recipes in the last two weeks and plan to do a post about them soon!

PS- I recently came across the quote in the blog title and LOVE it. Great attitude to have and way to life your life.

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  1. Annie, you have a great attitude always and it shines through in this blog. If I didn’t know you, I would think that you loafed and tanned all summer instead of working 9-5 every day. You are one of the hardest working people of your age that I know!
    PS: How about pumpkin carving on your 3rd floor balcony instead?

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