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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

i heart valentino's pugs + transpersonal theory

sunday night after hours of sitting cross-legged and writing in front of the fireplace, i begged beau for entertainment and a much-needed break. we went into his netflix cue and found valentino: the last emperor. i was overjoyed. eye candy, fashion, and a quick escape from scholarly paper reality. most fabulous surprise: i wasn't aware that valentino has *six* pugs and the movie's website hosted a most fashionable pug contest. too cute. came across these gorgous images of linda evangelista with his pugs from italian vogue. the movie was dreamy and valentino's designs are unbelievable. truly an artist. highly recommend the film.

after three days of non-stop diversity and theory paper writing, i turned in my papers and had my final class of the semester yesterday. i tweeted "off to final class with deux papers in tow. hear angels singing." and i did. heart was racing all day yesterday for no apparent reason. evidently the anticipation and finale of it all had quite the effect on my nervous system. felt as if a 100lb gorilla was off my back. during theory class as we were discussing which theories most resonated and why (i chose transpersonal theory - heart it!), and how we will apply these in our social work experience, i was reminded of how lucky i am to be taking these classes and to be in this program. social workers can make such a difference. i felt honored and enthusiastic about next semester (after a month-long sojourn that includes a big ol' artist date in mexico).

and, yes, i still hear the angels singing. xoxo

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Sarah said...

Congrats on getting through the first semester! It is fantastic that you were able to see the great aspects of being in school at the end of the semester--not so easy to do! Your sjourn will be fabulous (I'm looking forward to mine as well).

I never knew about Valentino's love of pugs!

Zoë said...

Ooh it must feel so good to get that weight off your shoulders. Best feeling ever :)

Alice said...

OH KIMBERLY! I LOOVVEEEE THE NEW LAYOUT! très cute! congrats! and happy hollydaze!

Analiese said...

Loving the new blog look! It seems so very you!

Sallie Ann said...

What a huge check off your to-do list: First semester, check! And I agree, as the daughter of an amazing social worker, I see her applying those skills to server patients, but also family and friends.

Now, just relax and enjoy the holidays! I'll be trying to find out what transpersonal theory is!