Linking up with Conversion Diary
1. I made it through my first year of graduate school! I have eight classes to go until I earn my Masters in Library and Information Science – yay!
2. School starts in a couple of weeks and I’m pretty excited about my classes but pretty sad about my soon-to-diminish free time. I’m trying to read as many “for-fun” books as possible because in a few weeks it will be all textbooks, academic journals, and children’s books.
3. Why the children’s books? I decided to concentrate on Youth Services because I’m hoping to work as a children’s librarian after graduation. I’ve really enjoyed my Youth Services classes so far and am excited to be taking three more, plus a class on collection development, this fall.
4. In other library news, I work for a library now! Last month I began working for the county public library as a library aide and I love it! I’m really enjoying the public library environment and am excited to go to work each day. I feel really blessed to have this opportunity and to be working in my dream field.
5. I have to give a shout out to this gentleman for interceding on my behalf during the hiring process and as I settle in at the library:
Saint Jerome, patron saint of librarians, you are awesome! Thanks for helping me get a job!
6. I would feel remiss if I didn’t include something about what I’ve read this summer, so here are some of the books I read and enjoyed:
Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead
Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
The Big Book of Women Saints by Sarah Gallick
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories by B.J. Novak
As you can see, my summer reading spanned a wide range of subjects and genres. Check one out – I think there’s something on that list for every literary taste!
7. In the interest of having more energy and an upper body that doesn’t ache, I’ve taken up a yoga regime courtesy of YogaGlo. If you’ve ever thought about getting into yoga, this is the route I would recommend. The site features video classes from a wide variety of yoga instructors and routines for any fitness level, time limitations, yoga style, and desired type of class. I love starting my day with one of the many wake-up routines and ending my day with a relaxation routine. I am already noticing that I have more energy throughout the day and am sleeping better at night. The best part? No more achy shoulders, neck, and back! And to be clear, this is not sponsored content – I just think YogaGlo is really cool and have been happy with the results I’ve seen so far.
Well, that’s what’s new! I hope to blog again soon but we’ll see how that works out when school starts. Have a wonderful day and thanks for reading!