Wednesday, October 2, 2013

10 More Weeks!!

When this week ends, we only have 10 more weeks until we are officially graduated. Can you believe it? After four and a half years and buckets of money later, I will finally be able to call myself a college graduate. Here's a cool fact though: Brandon and I will both have three specialties. I'm majoring in Human Development with a minor in Psychology and a minor Spanish, and Brandon is majoring in Business Administration with a minor in Operations Management and a minor in Human Resources. At the beginning of September we discovered that he only needed to take one more class in order to get the second minor, so he decided to add it. Luckily it doesn't start until the middle of this month, but he has another class that will be starting at the same time. He will be going from four classes to six classes. He is going to be a busy busy guy! I know he can handle it though. He has already been super busy this semester, and that has been a huge adjustment for both of us, since we were able to spend so much time together this summer.

I will say this though, our house has never been cleaner. With him doing homework all the time and me not wanting to leave the house after we get home, I mostly just clean, and that's okay. I also have been cooking meals at home (which is another big change from the summer). Last weekend I made a Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole which was delicious, and Monday I made a Sun-Dried Tomato Soup with Tortellini in it. Oh man. It was so good. Whenever I'm hungry I just browse Pinterest and find things that I want to eat right that second, then I just make it for dinner! I'm trying to locate my cooking skills that I'm sure were passed down to me, but it's taking a while to find them.

Brandon is hoping to finish applying to BSU by Fall Break, which is October 18. We should hear back within a month to a month and a half after he applies as to whether or not he gets in. Then he will apply for assistantships. Assistantships and financial aid will be the ultimate determinant of where we end up for grad school. BSU has a pretty sweet assistantship program, so we are hoping that works out. And we aren't sure when we would move if we do end up going to BSU. We talked about moving up there in January and get internships, but we would be able to save a ton of money if we stayed here at our current jobs and in our current apartment. Apartments are more expensive in Boise than they are in Logan, and we are hoping to buy a house before school starts, so we would only be in an apartment for like six months anyways.

We are getting pretty excited to see what the future holds for us. Brandon and I are both big planners, and it's hard to plan anything when nothing concrete is actually happening. So I'll keep you posted.

If anyone has any other questions about grad school or our future, let me know and I'll post the answers on here so everyone can see.