Grad School Graduation Weekend
Hi friends!! Happy Saturday :).
I apologize if I’m a bit MIA this weekend. It’s my graduation weekend for graduate school! Even though I’m not technically graduating, I’m just walking, it’s still a big event because to me it symbolizes being done with academia!
All of my furniture and a bunch of clothing, shoes, and miscellaneous items were moved out of my apartment yesterday. It was so incredibly strange to walk back into the room I’ve basically been living in for 2 years and see it empty. I have a feeling there are going to be lots of tears when I leave to go home. As much as I’m ready to go home, it’s still so sad to leave the amazing friends I’ve made here and to close a chapter on a wonderful part of my life!
This weekend is basically going to be a whirlwind of seeing people and going out to eat. It kind of freaks me out a bit and I mentioned this so Tessa when we met the other night and she totally understood where I was coming from! I love eating out, but knowing that I’ll be doing it for a majority of my meals this weekend gives me some anxiety. That in itself is hard for me to admit sometimes because I would like to think that I’ve come a long way and wouldn’t still have those thoughts. But alas, I do. I know I can choose healthy items when I go out to eat, but for some reason I always gravitate toward more unhealthy ones. I feel like I “deserve” to treat myself. This weekend I just need to focus on how my body is feeling and go for the foods that sound good instead of whether or not I feel like I deserve them! Hopefully doing that will help me feel better :).
Anyway, my mom arrived with a couple of new clothing items for me yesterday! I am SO excited to wear them. One is a top from Express and the other is a fitted dress from Von Maur!
Please tell me that I will look okay in this kind of top! I tried it on and really liked it but it’s not something that I would usually wear. I am long waisted and generally feel more comfortable in tops that are longer, but this is definitely shorter. Do you think it will look good on me?
This picture doesn’t do this dress justice. It’s SO cute on! I’ll have to take pictures for you :D. My mom did a great job – she always picks out awesome clothes for me!
When your son can’t look you in the eye…does that mean he’s guilty?
Jacob Hunt is a teen with Asperger’s syndrome. He’s hopeless at reading social cues or expressing himself well to others, though he is brilliant in many ways. But he has a special focus on one subject – forensic analysis. A police scanner in his room clues him in to crime scenes, and he’s always showing up and telling the cops what to do. And he’s usually right.
But when Jacob’s small hometown is rocked by a terrible murder, law enforcement comes to him. Jacob’s behaviors are hallmark Asperger’s, but they look a lot like guilt to the local police. Suddenly the Hunt family, who only want to fit in, are directly in the spotlight. For Jacob’s mother, Emma, it’s a brutal reminder of the intolerance and misunderstanding that always threaten her family. For his brother, Theo, it’s another indication why nothing is normal because of Jacob.
And over this small family, the soul-searing question looms: Did Jacob commit murder?
The only thing I didn’t really like about this book was the ending. I felt like it just ended without really concluding the story. I was left wanting more of an explanation. Other than that though, I would definitely recommend it! Especially to those that are interested in how Autism can impact a person and family- I feel like this was really well researched in that area!
Anyway, I hope you all have amazing weekends! I’ll be walking for graduation tomorrow and then driving home to Ohio on Monday!
Love you all ❤