Summer 2016 In a Nutshell

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

This summer has brought with it a lot of emotion for me.

At the beginning of the summer I was more than thrilled to walk off of my college campus, knowing that finally I had completed what I came to do.

*actual image of me leaving school and entering the "real world".

I was filled with hope that I would leave school and find out what it was that I was really meant to do.

And I tried hard to ignore the fact that eventually I would owe all the money for the time I'd been spending there. Payments aren't supposed to kick in till November, so I'd have enough time to figure it out by then, right?

I spent all summer listening to people ask me the same question over and over again. So what are you going to do now? 

So instead of talking to them, I decided to stay inside all day every day and pretend that my real responsibilities didn't exist. 

But then my apartment started looking a little like this. (Just kidding, mostly).

Then August started and Target put all of the school supplies on sale. And I avoided the isle at all costs and picked up some wine instead. 

And I spent considerable time wondering if I should apply for grad school, or work harder to find a full time job or just enjoy what I'm doing here and now. It's hard to know what the right decision is. 

So while my friends are soaking up their last few weeks of summer before the semester starts, buying all of their notebooks and finalizing their classes, I'm over here pretending to be a grown up.

Which in my book means planning a vacation for the week that everyone else goes back to school, and pretending like I don't care that I'm not there with them. 

Someone pass me a drink. 

Here's to the soon to be end of Summer 2016. If you're getting ready to go back to school in the next few weeks, good luck. If you're out there adulting, then I hope you have a vacation in your future. Whatever you're doing, cheers to all of you. 


  1. The transition can be tough but I know you will find what you are meant to do!

  2. Adulting is the absolute worst!


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