Rejected

Not going to lie, I really haven’t really been feeling the whole electronic world (blogging, Twitter, Facebook, etc.) lately. For lack of a better word, I’m in a “funk”.

My eating has improved this week, as I knew it would as my hormones aren’t all crazy anymore. I even went out to lunch with my dad the other day to Noodles & Co. in between my classes and work. I feel bad because, since I live with my mom and just have a stronger relationship with my mom in general, I sort of “forget” about my dad. We only talk maybe once a week and we see each other maybe once or twice a month. I feel like my sister, since she lives so far away from us. I’ll be leaving the state (hopefully) in two years and I don’t know how often I’ll be seeing my family after that since I don’t have any plans to work in Michigan after I pass the RD exam.

Back to my “funk”. The other day, I received an e-mail that said that the paper that I wrote (the 13-page research one that I worked for so long on) was rejected and that I would not be getting my honors credit for the class. My heart immediately sank. I was not given any details or information on why I was rejected, just that I was. I’m going to try and fight this, but it’s going to be a lengthy process that I’m not at all looking forward to. But, if it weren’t for the fact that I worked my butt off for that paper and was never given any feedback as I was writing the paper to make me feel that it was not an excellent paper, then I would not be bothering with the appeals process. I’m only at step one right now, and this may have to be brought to a few higher-up faculty members, but I really do think that I deserve my credit. I’ve spoken with other Honors College members and the system is supposed to be set up so that this sort of thing doesn’t happen.

Workouts are becoming second-nature to me. Part of my everyday life and schedule now. I feel a little weird only running 3 days a week now, like I barely run at all, but I know that in the long run (pardon the pun) that I really should be cross-training and that it will help me overall. When I’m stressed out I’ve been following the following pattern: cry my eyes out, talk to someone about it, have a good workout, and then maybe cozy up with some spoonfuls of nut butter. Although, since Wednesday I’ve been having some tightness (not pain) on the inner side of my right knee. I have no idea what it is, and it doesn’t seem to be a problem when I’m walking or running. I only really feel the tightness if I’m sitting down or just stood up from a seated position. I’m hoping it’s nothing, but I really don’t know what it is or what caused it.

And now to wrap this post up with some recent food pics:

Now I’m off to the health food store to pick up some items for a special someone in UK and then get myself ready for my Skype date tonight! I don’t care if they can’t smell me, I want to be fresh and clean, haha.

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Any ideas on what my leg pain is all about?

What do you do when you get into a “funk”?

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9 thoughts on “Rejected

  1. I’m really sorry to hear about your paper. I think that’s a bit ridiculous, especially, as you said, seeing as they didn’t give you any feedback and expect to you know exactly what they’re looking for. I hope everything goes well with it and you get it situated and taken care of.

    Usually when I get into a funk I just sort of mope around and let myself bed sad as it kind of calms me down. I try to read a book or watch some TV (usually something humorous) or anything that will cheer me up and brighten my mood.

    That green monster looks REALLY thick by the way… what’s all in it? 😮

    • That was Spirutein Cappuccino flavor (has a little xanthan gum in it) plus soymilk, spinach, and 1/2 t more xanthan gum plus about 10-12 ice cubes. The xanthan gum is the thickener. A little goes a long way! A bag is about $12, but I’ve had the same bag for almost a year now and there’s still over 75% of the bad left.

  2. I’m sorry about that paper! That’s so unfortunate and I’m sure you’ll figure it out. I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason, even if it isn’t apparent yet. You worked your butt off and something will come out of it in some way.
    I have been feeling a similar feeling in my knee. I think it might have to do with my transition into using the bike instead of running, so maybe it has to do with working different muscles, as you are with all the different types of training you are doing now. That’s my only guess!

  3. Funks are so normal, so don’t worry! Sometimes I just have to have a “bumming around day” honestly. I feel like I over-work myself with friends, school, blogging, etc that I just need a break to do NOTHING and re-charge. I hope you have a wonnnderful weekend love and that your leg feels better!

  4. Fight, fight, fight! You have every right to know why they “rejected” your paper- and to see if it is something you can fix! It’s not right of them to take all of your hours of work and refuse it w/o justification!!
    When I am in a funk, I usually get really asocial. I cry a lot. I eat more than I should. And when I’m on the upward swing, I exercise.

  5. I am so sorry to hear about your paper being rejected! I hate when this happens, especiall if you don´t know why they didn´t accept the paper and you know how much hard work did it cost to write the whole thing! Hope there are some nice things waiting for you this weekend to make up for this at least a bit!

  6. im sorry ! they were DUMb to rejec tyou! i find that to get out of a funk just going out with friends REALLy helps! or just hangin out with them!!… 3 times a week is perfect! hahah i only run 3-4 times!

  7. It’s okay girl, it happens to the best of us. Now you can just show everyone else how amazing you are!

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