Going Ons…and Summertime

Currently Listening to:    Vacation Rain – Sister Hazel


So I apparently have some room for improvement with the regularity of posting. It’s been a busy couple of months. Classes started April 16th, and just finished this past Tuesday. In May I travelled to Roatan, Honduras, and wish I could have stayed. It’s that beautiful. My birthday was on Monday, but given the craziness of finals and final presentations, and work of course, we just had a little cake on Monday night. A little coconut cake, a little carrot cake, and a little swirl cheesecake, to be exact, courtesy of my sister 🙂

So…Roatan. A week spent relaxing, walking the beaches, snorkeling, and scuba diving. Pretty much perfection, as far as vacations go.

The weather was perfect for the first 2/3 of the trip before we got some stormy weather that moved in. But as far as I am concerned – rainy days in paradise beats rainy days at home in NJ!

The month of May seemed to fly by, though having a ten-day vacation smack in the middle probably helped it feel that way. June sped by quickly too…though dreading my birthday probably made the time go more quickly. The big 2-8. I never really cared about birthdays too much, but this year I had a particularly difficult time with it. I suppose because I feel like I am not quite where I want to be just yet. It’s the age (well, really, its been the last couple years up to now as well) where many people I grew up with are getting married, having kids, have their careers settled, etc. Or at least it seems that way. Obviously, people may appear to have the perfect, happy life, and that is not always so. And it’s never going to get me anywhere by comparing myself to others. But I was, nonetheless. And really, I suppose, I am where I need to be now. I will have my Master’s degree by the time or shortly after I turn 30, and hopefully a rewarding career lined up at that point.   For now, I plan on doing some volunteer work either in Philly or maybe Camden, depending on what organizations need help and when. I need to do something to feel like I’m putting my schooling to work, and I need to fill some time now that school is finished until September. I am so used to constantly working on schoolwork that this weekend I feel almost lost with nothing specific I have to get done. It’s kind of nice, though. 🙂

So June is over as of tomorrow, and the 4th is right around the corner. Planning on having a big BBQ to celebrate with 40 or so of my parents friends and our neighbors. Should be nice. Hopefully the weather isn’t too crazy hot though, like it has been since yesterday. And hopefully no wicked storms either!

Summer is the time when one sheds one’s tensions with one’s clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit.  A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all’s right with the world. 

~Ada Louise Huxtable