Peachtree City was amazing. So amazing that I am willing to forgive it for not possessing fall foliage. It is the type of place that merges both nature and cosmopolitan together perfectly, and we single-handedly picked the best eatery in the city (Grazing Here, if you are curious.). We did a little shopping, I happily reaped a little benefits, and by the end of the day, everyone won. All-in-all, Peachtree City is definitely a must-revisit city in the future.
I'm going to characterize the type of week this has been:
Imagine that you're participating in a marathon race. You're a runner. You've practiced for this upcoming atmosphere for weeks, possibly years. Everything is going smoothly, you know the course, you've established your strategy to weave through obstacles, and you are focused on the finish line. However, you trained so far as to know the direction you wanted to follow, not the physical conditions you would face. You weren't prepared for that dip in the road, and because you weren't prepared, you tripped . You stumbled, and now you are watching other people fly by you. You just lost your chance at first place. (This actually sounds like the makings of an Allstate commercial...)
That's the kind of week it has been. I started out with everything seemingly in my control and skipping along smoothly, but apparently, this was an excellent week to establish a ton of due dates. This week and next week, actually, are booked with due dates. However, as with all things in life, you must pick yourself up and dust yourself off, because above all, you have to keep moving. There is infinite satisfaction in finishing tasks, accomplishing goals, and discovering new avenues to explore in life, and life is about overcoming obstacles and setting higher goals. And one of my goals, that seemingly never goes away (...), is that I do manage to do things in advance.
This week, among other things, I attended my first Georgia Southern football game, and it was quite possibly the grandest mistake I have made at Georgia Southern as far as the desire to achieve the goal above. To sum up the experience with one word, wow. That is not a 'wow' of absolute boredom or a 'wow' of sincere appreciation. That is a 'wow' of sheer surprise. I have only ever attended high school football games, and I was quite surprised to see the lack of verbal and physical restraint at college games. It is rather entertaining, and I truly recommend it. To say the least, I would definitely go back again, and what better incentive than free admission with my ID card? Bonus.
I also took time out of my Thursday to attend the second grad school meeting, which again proved helpful.
This weekend I'm going to cross a few to-do items off my list and go to a soccer game Saturday night (Fun fact: I played right wing in middle school, and I jumped ship entirely with the beginning of my ninth-grade year.). I'm super excited, and hopefully, GSU can pull a win out of their hat after that upset on Wednesday...
***Oh, and I apologize for the wrinkles in my shirt. I'm not a slob, it is the material of the shirt that is more susceptible to wrinkles, but it doesn't help that it is partly a byproduct of my nervous and watchful behavior at a competition cheer game. (I take athletic competition seriously, although I am more academically competitive.)