Graduate school is tough.
Like sleepless nights, stressed beyond belief, sometimesno time to eat tough.
While it was probably the two hardest years of my life, I completely and utterly lucked out because I went through my two years of graduate school surrounded by amazing (and brilliant) women who understood the grad school grind. Together we studied, cried, ate, complained, talked, studied, ate, celebrated, studied, ate, and talked. We supported each other, demanded excellence of each other, and ended up being the most tight-knit class of our master’s program in the last DECADE (an honor that I hold most dear).
While internships and work have spread us across the country, we still try to see each other on a semi-regular basis. In my crazy life of two jobs, blogging, and finding balance, these mini-reunions are the balm to my over-stressed being. There is nothing I love more than getting together with them, sitting on the floor with a glass of wine (or ROSÉ CIDER… life changer) and catching up on life/love/work/stress/friends/family/etc.
Oh, and we may eat a little bit…
… or a lot.
I totally lucked out with my grad school friends… they love to eat as much as I do!
So when we get together it is all about chatting and what we are going to eat for the weekend.
Like we cannot have a reunion with J’s Puppy Chow. (this bag was demolished in one day…)
And we love exploring our friend’s favorite food places. This weekend, we were visiting one of our friends who had moved to a brand new city and it was so fun seeing all her favorite haunts/dives/brunch spots.
Like this amazing vegetarian/vegan place that served AH-mazing falafels, fresh heirloom tomato grilled cheese sandwiches, pizza on whole wheat flatbreads, and Mediterranean salads that were loaded with quinoa tabouleh and homemade herby hummus.
And since every food fits in a balanced diet, we decided to treat ourselves to fresh made (and still warm) waffle cones filled with homemade premium ice cream. It was absolutely incredible (so I totally had to share it on my insta-story).
This weekend was full of the two things I love most in this life – food and my amazing friends. I am so happy that I was able to see them, talk with them, and (of course), go out to eat with them. It is the best parts of graduate school all over again 🙂
Weekend Recap? The best ever.