I feel: 😊(happy)
This morning I submitted my questions to Abby for the discussion on Tuesday (July 16) on Stand Out of Our Light. I’m excited to discuss the book. It raises a lot of questions, and there are no concrete answers.
I also worked on the introduction of our paper. We need to include the history and former work, and it’s hard to find the needle in the haystack that we need for the paper.
For lunch, Professor Gul K. Kremer took us out to eat at Cafe Beaudelaire! The place was so delicious. I had the border burger, and we got to order cheese cake for dessert! Aside from great food, we had even better company. Professor Kremer is so kind, and she has such an inspiring outlook on life and learning. She makes me feel that I can dream like a little kid as long as I am dedicated and unafraid to excel. She says “Life is too short to be shy”. Reach out and take chances. The worst thing someone can say to you is no, and even then, there was nothing to lose.
I presented today. I was a little awkward and I got through all my slides faster than I thought, but I did it. I also didn’t turn bright red and I was breathing continuously, so that’s a plus.
After the meeting, we went upstairs to take a team photo. It was a hilarious time, because Xiao is very bad at taking photos. We had a lot we wanted to include in our photo, but very little space to include it all. Xiao at one point stood on a chair to get a better angle. The most funny part was the way he took photos though. He clicks the camera button at random intervals. He counts down way too fast (when he remembers to count down). He says “oh this is perfect” every time we rearrange something to redo the photo. At one point he said “Ready. Go.”, but by the time he said “go”, the phone was being handed back to Professor Li. Overall, it was a very entertaining time. I believe the picture will be posted on the 3DAOS lab website soon.
Tidbit(s) of information:
• I’m still in the process of finding the right work-life balance for me, but I know I’ll figure it out as long as I remember to relax.
• Nina introduced me to passion planner which is a site that has templates for bullet journaling! Thank you, Nina. I’m excited, because I love organizing my time.
• I had some great laughs today with fellow interns. 😊(happy)