I have really missed our little Tuesday link-ups with the NAS girls. This is going to be an interesting post because this weeks topic is a FREEBIE!! I cannot believe it’s mid August already and the summer is practically over. Now that I’m not in school summer time is weird. It’s really not all that different from the other seasons of the year except it’s just warmer out. It’s hard to focus sometimes though because all I want to do is be outside, in the pool, or at the beach.
Unfortunately I didn’t do much of any of those things this summer because I was either busy with life or it would RAIN. For instance as I type this it is raining….there was at least 10 times I wanted to go swimming and it rained or we thought it was going to rain and we didn’t want to take a chance.
Now that I’m not in school though my favorite season is Fall. There’s just something about the fall that I’ve always enjoyed. It’s nicer outside. There are always fun little festivals and fairs going on…it’s just nice.
I had a pretty intense summer though. For the past 2 summers I didn’t do all that much traveling and I think I made up for that this summer as I did a TON of traveling.
I left North America for the FIRST TIME and went to Europe – Greece, France, Italy, and England to be exact! And maybe someday I’ll finish blogging about it. I did get all the blogs for Greece up so I’m half-way through! My mom really wants photo books about it as well…yeah I never realized how much work those were until I attempted to make one….yikes!
I went to Orlando for the 4th of July to visit with some family and friends and FINALLY made it to the Basilica there everyone talks about. The comments people make about it really annoy me. Our parish priest (along with people on yelp and foursquare) called it “The Church of Mickey Mouse” really people? Shouldn’t we be glad that people are taking time out of their vacation to go to mass? Because many times people can’t be bothered to go to church when they are out of town. Also the tourists are the ones that keep that church running! /end church rant. It was a beautiful church and glad I finally made it there.
I went to Savannah to meet some other NAS Girls and it was sooo much fun! I really needed that weekend away to regroup with girls just talking about girl stuff. I also started a Theology of the Body study this summer and it’s been really eye opening. So much of it I didn’t even know about it. I’m glad I decided to attend.
In May I finished my certificate program and started out on the job hunt. It’s been a really interesting experience this time around. Usually when I job search I’m depressed and distraught and really just miserable all around but this time something was different. I didn’t experience any of that. I think maybe because I had a little bit of savings so I wasn’t really financially strapped it’s been easier for me. I’ve also gotten a lot of freelancing opportunities this time around. Which I may just sticking with for now. We’ll see what happens.
I think after the whirlwind Spring I had with my sisters wedding I learned a whole lot about myself. I learned that if I want to keep my mom sane I WILL NOT get married during Sacrament season. I learned more than I wanted to know about planning a wedding. And I basically learned what I would like if that time ever comes.
The whole time when we were planning the wedding people would ask me if I was jealous about it and really I wasn’t. Do I want to get married? Yes but obviously it’s not my time yet. I was happy for her and happy to do the things I did for her and her wedding. It was a beautiful wedding for them. When it’s my turn to get married it will be a beautiful wedding for me. But for now I’m trying to enjoy being single as much as I can even though sometimes that isn’t always easy.
Wow so this freebie post turned into a mix-mash of thoughts running through my head. Well that is why they call it a freebie post! Looking forward to getting back to our regularly scheduled posts in September!