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Monday, August 8, 2016

Life Lately

Today it occurred to me that we are essentially halfway through August which means it's close enough to fall so it's basically 2017 already.

Good grief.
Considering that I have been super MIA this summer, I wanted to give y'all an update of sorts.

I know that most college bloggers tend to kick it into hyperdrive during the summer, and they usually churn out fantastic content because they have more time and energy to devote to their craft. Last summer, this was absolutely the case for me. I was consistently posting 3 outfits a week with two more lifestyle posts and had frequent and consistent social media posts. 

This summer, I was feeling a bit burnt out on the glories of the digital world. Don't get me wrong, I love a good session with my laptop (Buzzfeed black holes forever!), but I felt like I wanted to just be for a little while. Do you ever feel like that?

As such, I've had one of, if not the best, summer of my life. I got to spend it at an internship I adored and with friends that I cherished spending time with. This was the first summer since I was a little kid that I have actually had weekends. When I left work on Friday afternoon, I did not have to even think about my responsibilities until Monday morning. Since I was 12, I haven't had a free summer weekend between swimming and working. It was marvelous

It's helped me reset in a way that I think I really, really needed. I tend to get so caught up in what's happening online that sometimes I forget to interact with the actual humans in front of me. I spent nearly every night with friends exploring Memphis in a way that I never get to do during the school year, and for the first time in several years, I'm not excited to go back to school! Of course I'm excited to see everyone, but I finally had a break from the stress of keeping up with my own expectations and I wish it didn't have to end.

Although I don't miss the never ending stress and obligations, I am really eager to do well in class. This probably doesn't make sense because I just said I'm not looking forward to all the work, but I really want to do well this semester. I was diagnosed with ADD in May (after a casual 16 years of school), and I'm hoping that having extra time on tests as well as starting ADD medication will help me make up for what was a rather awful report card. I'm checking my GPA into rehab because I want to go to graduate school, and to be a strong candidate for the schools I'm interested in, I'm going to have to put in some serious work.

This week serves as my "get your sh!t together" week. I have like 8 doctor's appointments, a haircut, car issues to deal with, and just the general mayhem of back to school time. I have oodles of planning to do for Kappa Delta things, and am doing everything I can to have major events planned out as far in advance as possible so I can focus on school. 

But amidst all of the getting ahead I'm trying to do, I hope that y'all are enjoying your last few days of summer too. I can't believe that I move back in on Saturday... and that I'm a junior! (SOS feeling old)

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