let us catch up quickly

Hello strangers!! It has been entirely too long since I’ve written on here.  It was a lot easier to keep up with my blog when I was in school and didn’t have a job and family obligations keeping me busy.  I basically work a full time job while still trying to write (which I hate to admit hasn’t happened in a while), keep up with my family and friends, and be a twenty something enjoying her summer.  I recently realized that there was no point in calling myself a writer unless I actually write and put that first in my life.  SO…here I am, proving that I am a writer and I can do this.  It’s hard when you’re so passionate about something but it isn’t a top priority in your life because you have other adult responsibilities.  What is the point in life if you don’t make time to do the things that make you happy?

I basically could have written an entire collection of novels about just my summer but I’ll save most of that for my memoirs when I’m an aged writer.  Quick notes: made new friends, fell in love with Anna Kendrick, went to a wine party (#freewine), got blood drawn for the first time, and my hair is lighter.

It’s hard to believe in just over three weeks I’ll be headed back to school and fairly soon after will be able to call myself a college graduate.  I look back and think how far I have come and how much I have changed because of the drastic decisions I made last year.  Even just in these last few months I feel like I have a firmer grasp on who I really am and where I am going more so than I did at the beginning of the summer.  I am making plans for my future and seriously thinking about what the real adult world will be like post-graduation in May.  In less than a year I will be officially done with school!  It’s crazy to think I will have spent 18 years in school.  My entire life has basically been school – what will it be like to never be a student again? Out into the real world I will go! It’s terrifying but also extremely exciting.  Anything can happen and I can literally create a life for myself.  That is the most exciting part.  I don’t have to let anyone else dictate my life.  Opinions are considered and valued but at the end of the day I will be who I am and do what I want.

I’ve been feeling a little rebellious and adventurous these last few weeks and I want to do something exciting.  I’m thinking I am in need of a vacation after working as much as I have this summer.  More coming soon – thanks for reading again and all of your support!

Hugs,

J