Happy hump day! It seems crazy that it’s already Wednesday. We’re halfway to the weekend friends. Have a great day 🙂
I want to start by saying thank you for so many sweet words about Alex’s new job! It means a lot to me and he appreciated all of them. You guys are the best!
Tuesday started off
bright dark and early at 5:15 am. The morning was the only time I was able to get my run in. I was scheduled for 2-3 miles and wanted to get 3 in but only had time for 2. That’s better than nothing though! It was still dark out so I told Alex exactly where I would be running, brought my phone but didn’t listen to music and carried a small flashlight to brighten the path more. Was that over cautious? Probably but you always hear those stories and I had never run so early in the dark near our apartment so I wanted to be safe.
When I got home, I quickly stretched then jumped in the shower. I had to get together a change of clothes for my dinner after work. Since I wanted to get a bunch of things together, I wasn’t able to eat breakfast in time. I had overnight oats prepped in the fridge so I threw them in my bag and headed out the door. I typically don’t like eating breakfast at my desk but sometimes it’s necessary.
Work went well and quickly. In the morning, I got the above urgent text from Alex. Obviously we talk only about important and emergency things during the day 😉 I spent my lunch break as I normally do by reading. For some reason, I’ve been busy and only reading during work which is so weird to me. I’m excited for things to calm down just a little so I can read more at home.
After work I had a quick outfit change before I drove up to Rutgers. For those that may not know, I graduated with a degree in Packaging Engineering from Rutgers University this past May. Every fall, the department holds a banquet that bring current students, young alumni as well as local companies together. It was my first year attending when I wasn’t a student so it felt weird driving up as a guest.
The beginning of the night was set up as a career fair for the students. Companies are able to sponsor a table and talk to students about packaging at it. My company did not have a table so I walked around and talked to all of my friends that have both graduated and are still in school. It was great to see everyone!
All of my friends that graduated with me and the year before me were put at the same table which was awesome. We were able to catch up during the dinner. I had the beef short rib (I think) with some vegetables and wild rice. The keynote speaker was from Amazon and it was really interesting to see how Amazon is changing packaging for e-commerce #nerd.
After dinner, the director of my program gave an update, a current student spoke, and some students were awarded scholarships. During this, dessert was brought out. I snacked on a cookie while drinking some decaf tea. Normally the event goes way over the scheduled time so we were pleasantly shocked when it ended on time.
I said goodbye to my friends and grabbed my gift bag (the best part of the event) before heading home. Yesterday was Alex and I’s anniversary of officially becoming boyfriend and girlfriend. We plan to celebrate more this weekend but we drank some wine and exchanged gifts. He got me a beautiful new vest that I love and I finally told him that we’re going away at the end of the month to visit his best friend. I’ve kept that a secret since July and was dying to tell him! I can’t wait to go!
Question of the day: Have you been back to your alma mater? I felt weird going as a real adult!