Virtual Tea Time [16] Endings and Beginnings

It’s April 6th, and I think it’s safe to say that spring has finally arrived! I’m persuaded by the budding tulips seen on campus, the need for an umbrella in Kingston’s torrential downpour on Friday (April showers bring May flowers!), and cravings for smoothies. This girl isn’t mourning the loss of winter at all!

Spring Smoothies

I’m un-officially dubbing April the month of change. So many things are happening this month, for example, I just finished by last week of school. The last presentation, the last lecture, the last simulation lab. Forever.

Everything I have felt this week about endings has been bittersweet. These past four years have just flown by, and there have been so many ups and down both personal and academic. If you were to look back on the person I was four years ago, I don’t think you would recognize her.

Last Presentation

School isn’t the only thing that is ending. Next week brings the end of my part time job which I’ve held for three years, the end of my yoga teacher training course, and saying goodbye to friends who are graduating. I really struggle with endings, so it’s bound to be a bit rough.

My plan of action is to focus on the new and exciting. The next few months are going to be a weird time for me, probably initialing even more change. I’m scheduled to write my Nursing exam in June, giving me RN and ‘real person’ status. In the meantime I’ll be studying, working in a cafe here in Kingston, and hopefully having lots of fun. I also have my half-marathon training to keep me occupied, and all the other excitement that summer weather brings :)

So that’s where I am right now. To wrap things up, here are five awesome links from last week worth a read:

5 Must Read Links

1. Maple Cinnamon Hummus

2. Banana Bread Muffin Tops

3. Please Don’t Envy Me: The Facebook Status Everyone Should Read

4. 7 Things Morning People Do Differently

5. Why You Should Never Ever Get a Tattoo, (but Having a Baby is Fine)

Question of the Day: How is April shaping up for you? Are there any big changes happening in your life?

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About Suzanne Poldon

runs on plants. eats out of mason jars. bends like a straw.

06. April 2014 by Suzanne Poldon
Categories: Food, Mind, Personal, Vegan | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 14 comments

Comments (14)

  1. It’ll be May or June before my ‘big changes’ happen but I know they’re definitely on the horizon! And I just read that tattoo link and died a little – that’s hilarious!
    Sam @ Better With Sprinkles recently posted…Weekly Eats & Workouts + Spill It Sunday 04/06.My Profile

  2. Ironically on April 6th Winter is Coming (Game of Thrones reference! Can you tell I’m excited?!). It’s crazy to think who I was when I started Uni, graduated and who I am now. Get ready for an insane amount of self growth in the next few years. It’s nerve-racking and anxiety provoking but so awesomely cool! I’m excited to watch it unfold.
    Davida @ The Healthy Maven recently posted…Raw Vanilla MacaroonsMy Profile

  3. I love reading your blog and I wish you all the best with your month of change! I didn’t realize you were in Kingston! It’s a great town. I went to Queen’s during my first undergrad degree many moons ago. So cool! (I just sounded so old!) I just got the “oil thigh” song in my head lol. PS. that green smoothie looks incredible! Send any leftovers my way, please ;)
    Allison @ Clean Wellness recently posted…Crazy Good Cruciferous Salad with Creamy Mustard Dressing (Vegan)My Profile

  4. I had a similar experience when I finished with radiology school work. It’s a bit of a transition huh?! It’s not spring in Alaska, we just got a bunch more snow! ;)

  5. Wow Suzanne – so many exciting things going on for you right now! I imagine it is tough closing things up a bit, but also very exciting =)
    Knowing you, I’m sure it will be a positive experience for you!
    kimmythevegan recently posted…Ooey Gooey Cheezy Pasta BakeMy Profile

  6. I can totally relate to you here – I can’t believe I’m going to finish my internship in July and have to start looking for a real job! It can be scary, but I think we just have to embrace the changes and try to enjoy it! :)
    Chelsea @ Chelsea’s Healthy Kitchen recently posted…What I ate Wednesday: Weekend EditionMy Profile

  7. Life is so exciting for you right now! Change is scary but you have so many amazing things coming up and so many opportunities to take!

    I loved the tattoo and morning person articles :)
    Gabby @ the veggie nook recently posted…no-bake chocolate cream pieMy Profile

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