Hi all, gosh it has been a while! This summer was a busy one for the books and I am happy that I had such a great time traveling. I can’t wait to delve into what I’ve been doing this past summer, but this post will just be an update about my life and what has been going the past few months.
First off, I just want to say thanks for your patience as I navigate this world of blogging and the ebbs and flows of blogging. It is definitely harder to blog during the summer, who wants to stay inside when it is sunny and nice outside, right?
So a brief overview of this summer, I went to Portugal, visited Portland (Oregon) a few times, camped my way down Highway 101 and had some college friends visit. I went to The Mumford and Sons concert at the Moda Center in Portland (life changing) and Dean Lewis at The Showbox in Seattle. It was definitely one of the best summers I have had in a long time. However, it wasn’t all happy and great. The relationship I was in ended, I got into a scary car accident and my dearest, oldest friend’s aunt died unexpectedly and we were all devastated by that.
One of the things I’ve discovered is when something big and emotional happens, like a breakup, you really figure out a lot about yourself. I realized I hadn’t been honest with myself in how much I liked him and cared for him and I should have been. I was scared to tell him and I think that is partially why it ended, because I wasn’t honest with him or myself. I’m lucky though, I have some great friends who helped pick me back up and move on. I decided I needed to go back to therapy so I could work on these issues and I really encourage anyone who is considering going to therapy to look into it. I will acknowledge that I am lucky that I can afford to go to therapy and I know this is not the case for everyone.
Another really cool unexpected thing that happened was I got to meet up with Kara from Peacoat Travels. She was in Seattle for the week and we were able to meet up, grab lunch and explore a little of Seattle together. It is always fun when your online life intersects with your real life and a little surreal, but it was a great time.
Lastly, my final update is I’m headed to grad school this fall. This is something I have been considering for a couple years and I finally took the plunge and applied earlier this year. I cried when I got accepted because I was so nervous. I’m going back to school for Global Development and International Relations and no I do not know what I am going to do with it. Between grad school, working and blogging I hope I’m able to do all three, but in case I get behind, unfortunately my blogging will have to take a backseat. I’ll do my best to keep up but if I seem absent, that is why.
Thanks for reading my blog and following along. This was a much longer blog post than anticipated! This has been such a great adventure so far and I am excited to pick it back up.