Above is a picture from the absolutely beautiful bike path I’ve been running on during my stay here just outside of Boston.
A picture of the path itself. I love this bike path because there is a lot of shade and a lot of people. I feel really safe running because I’m constantly surrounded by others. Also, it gives me a sense of camaraderie. And not going to lie, I like passing people. Although admittedly, I usually only pass people who are walking…
This is the beautiful and ever so kind Emily whose amazing family welcomed me into their home this summer. Random fact about Emily: she often laughs at things that aren’t funny. Then she snorts when she laughs (a fact that she acknowledges proudly) and I laugh because of her snorting.
This is Emily’s family dog. His name is Simcha (prounounced Simka) which is Hebrew for “blessed event.” Simcha is very old, but can be quite fiesty. He is a super nice dog, but for some reason he hates Charlie (which I find hilarious).
PS- I TOOK THAT PICTURE WITH MY NEW CAMERA! It’s the Canon Powershot ELPH 110 HS. So far, I’m really liking it. Definitely not a DLSR, but pretty great for a compact digital.
Me taking pictures of myself? Well…I got a new camera! So at least it’s justified…this time.
This is a really cute local coffee place. They have so many varieties of coffee plus any pastry/muffin/cookie your heart could desire. They also make salads, sandwiches, and smoothies that all sound delicious. I would LOVE to own a coffee shop/bakery like this. Doctors have time to open/operate businesses right?
Just a little bit of the menu. All the food menus are to the right. The prices are really reasonable too which is great because I spend far too much money on clothes and books to support an expensive coffee habit.
My iced coffee has a man sprouting from it! Hehe I had the iced white chocolate chip coffee. It was pretty great coffee, but it wasn’t so good that I would get it again. There’s way to many flavors at this place to get the same one twice!
So, last week was my first full week at my research internship with the Eating Disorders Program at Boston University’s Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders. I had a really amazing week and have already learned so much. This past week I spent a lot of time transcribing therapy sessions for a casebook that one of the graduate students is writing. I’m really enjoying this work, but it’s a little overwhelming. When I listen to the therapy sessions I can’t help but think about the concepts in the context of my own life. In other words, the therapy sessions have been forcing me to do a lot of self-reflection, and quite frankly, it is harder than I expected it to be! Anyways, I’m actually looking forward to work next week, so that’s a really great sign!