7 years here

3 days ago I got a notification that I have been on WordPress for 7 years. It sure doesn’t feel like 7 years. I’ve blogged for longer, just on different domains. I haven’t been on much lately, mostly due to the fact that I’m preparing for the overwhelming work that is the month of May. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love it, but being busy sometimes makes me forget about my blog.

Since my last post, I’ve been up to a few things. Without further ado, I’ll keep you guys posted, a little late, but it’s here now.

2 weeks ago, I went to meet a shiba breeder! I was really nervous, mostly because I’d only had one encounter with the breed prior to this meeting. That was enough to toss me into the rabbit hole that is shiba-information on the internet. After reading a lot, I figured it was no longer enough to just read. Sooner or later, I just had to talk to someone that makes a living out of this magnificent breed. So I mailed a local and reputable breeder and it turned out she has training sessions every two weeks! I signed up faster than I could ever type on a computer keyboard and off I went.

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If there were words of how happy I was, I would use all of them a million times over to describe this picture.

On this grass field, stood probably a dozen shibas. Just standing outside the fence had my heart pounding so hard, I could swear it was up my throat. After two seconds of grasping the reality I found myself in, I walked in. I was greeted by a few dogs and also got to play with a few 6 month old puppies. The breeder and I got to talk a little bit. I told her how I found out about the breed, but I never got to the part where I am very nerdy about the things I’m passionate about. I’ll get there. There’s another training session this Saturday and I’m thinking of bringing Zoe. She’s been telling us that she wants a dog. The funny part? We haven’t told her we decided on getting a dog. The catch is that this week’s training session is on agility, and I’m not sure I can run with a dog with Zoe with me. We’ll see how I’ll solve it. It’ll be fine if Zoe isn’t too clingy.

On another note, the Dutchman showed me a Final Fantasy event. To those unfamiliar with me, I adore the series (another thing I’m nerdy about). During this whole 2h long event, I went full fangirl. I think the only thing that can top my reaction to that event, is if I got to meet sir David Attenborough.
Anyway, I got all happy and the Dutchman went and bought me a PlayStation 4. Yay! Another console added to the family. Now I just gotta finish the thesis before I indulge in all the games I have had to put aside the past few years.

I also applied for a PhD at my home university. I didn’t get it but for some reason, I’m not disappointed at all. I think it’s one of two reasons, or maybe a combination of both, that I don’t feel disappointed at all. 1. I didn’t want it bad enough. Don’t get me wrong, I really would love a PhD, it’s just that the project wasn’t interesting enough to throw me off the planet. And reason 2, that the position should definitely go to the best fitting candidate. I mean, it’s an investment after all. Would you employ someone not fit for the job, if you knew it would cost you approx half a million dollars?

I don’t know why I don’t feel much about it. Maybe because it was a limnic (freshwater) project and not a marine one. My heart does beat for the ocean. I stopped thinking about as to why I don’t feel much over it. Colleagues have asked and everyone has been more bummed out than I have. I don’t know. I love my colleagues and it’s really sweet they care enough to be bummed out for my sake. I’m sure, though, that there is a PhD out there for me. It’ll show, and until then I’m just going to enjoy this ride.

And I’m going out to sea next week, woho! A lot is happening and I’m over the moon about it. That’s about it for now, I can’t remember anything more that’s interesting enough. Okay, maybe that the Batman vs Superman movie was a huge disappointment (2/5). I’ll be back soon, promise!

//c_Cae; back to analysing and writing


4 responses to “7 years here

  1. Dear Caely,

    I can’t wait to hear more about your soon-to-be new arrival. You’re a woman in the making who knows what she wants and doesn’t want. There’s nothing wrong with being a little nerdy over things you really enjoy. Never apologize for the wonderful human being that you are.

    I had no desire to see Batman vs Superman. I thought they were both the good guys. Wouldn’t this be something like sibling rivalry? I did see the new Star Wars movie and I have mixed emotions about that. (I’m pretty geeky about Star Trek and Star Wars.)

    Carry on, my dear. Life looms large and grand on your horizon.

    Hugs, love and shalom,


    • Dearest R,

      I stopped apologizing for who I am a long time ago, and I’m really glad I did. Sorry if the post implied that.
      Please don’t see it, it was a complete waste of time. They are both good guys but as with everything, misunderstandings are more common than you’d want.
      I saw the Star Wars movie too! I don’t know what I thought of it. The female lead was brilliant, music was amazing (especially the piano piece played when Rey slides down the sand dune) but I really don’t know how I feel about the whole Han Solo thing. I could write a review, but time does not allow it right now. I miss it though. Also, I didn’t know you were a Trekkie ;D

      Lots of love,

  2. Dear Cae,
    I’ve been a trekkie since the 60’s and I’m still mourning Leonard Nimoy’s passing.
    I’ll admit that I was upset about Han Solo. I’ve since read that it was Harrison Ford’s request. :(
    I don’t think your post implied any apology. Personally, I love who you are and getting to be a part of your life as you are of mine.
    More Hugs,


    • Dear R,

      Wow! I miss Nimoy too, LLAP, right? I loved hearing the story he shared about the Vulcan greeting. Can’t even put it to words how much that man meant, even though I’m not really a Trekkie.
      Yeah, I also heard about Ford’s request, sad really, but what to do?

      I love you too.
      Lots of hugs,

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