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Dusts off the LJ

Hey everyone! I know I suck at staying in touch on this thing...I actually do have an excuse (well kinda...)

I'm officially back in Florida :) I moved to Orlando 2 months ago (OMG IT'S ALREADY BEEN 2 MONTHS) and I am about to start week 7 of my Ph.D. program. To say that it's been a whirlwind is an understatement. Reading, writing, reading, writing, sleeping (sometimes) and classes is really my life right now. I love the school, the people, the support and really everything about it here. My house is beautiful and I have great friends already.

The boyfriend is wonderful and I can't believe we have been together for almost a YEAR! INSANE! He has been so incredibly supportive of the whole move and doctorate program and we are living for FaceTime and text messages. I'm so glad I'm doing the long distance thing as a mature adult because I don't know that I could have handled it as a kid. I'm barely handling it as an adult.

Seriously though, things are great. I have my days where I'm just stressed beyond belief and I realize I need to slow down to get it all done. The faculty here is amazing and they have me involved in a variety of fantastic projects. The fact that I'm not having to work while doing the program is a blessing because honestly, I don't think I would have been able to do it.

Family is good. Patrick is going to be 6! YES 6! He's a Kindergartener this year and is doing amazing. Becca and her hubby with Bug moved to Pennsylvania so everyone is fighting for time when they are home but they are great. Betsy is still in Salem Mass and doing wonderful. She needs a new job but that will happen. Mom is good and so is dad. Knock on wood, no major health crises have arisen in a while :) Let's keep it that way :)

So that's the update :) *HUG* to all!