Hello! Sorry for being missing this past week. It’s the start of summer break and what I thought would be a relaxing couple of weeks before my real summer plans start have actually turned out to be jam-packed. Somehow that always seems to happen!
So I thought I’d share a little of what I’ll be doing this summer just so you know what to expect in terms of what you’ll be seeing from me! This is not my usual type of post but I thought it might be at least a little interesting.
This summer started out busy and I’m pretty sure it’s going to stay that way; I have yet to catch up on sleep; in fact, I think I feel more sleep deprived than I do during the school year! I started out by packing up my apartment in DC, moving all my stuff to storage (which let me tell you is a very sweaty endeavour in a DC summer), and attending my sister’s college graduation! It was a lot of fun to experience a college graduation without it being my own, because I know this time next year is going to be so bittersweet. I even squeezed in a short weekend trip to visit my best friend from high school in Colorado and we spent the weekend going to the mountains, attempting to hike, and cooking lots of good food. After all of that jazz, I headed home to London for a few days to see the extended family and soak up the (surprisingly) good weather for the UK, and I just got to Dubai to spend some time at home and with my parents. So it’s already been a choc-a-block summer with lots of flying and jet lag!
So what am I doing for the majority of this summer and why am I packing all of my relaxation and visits home into a couple of short weeks? I’m heading back to DC in early June and I’ll be there for the whole summer working. I’m super excited about my internship this summer; it’s pretty much my dream internship and even though I know it’s going to be a lot of work I’m sure it will be a great learning experience. I’m also moving into a new house and this is kind of a milestone because this is the first time I’ll be living in my own place (with roommates), not a family home or college dorm. It was a big milestone for me to work out all the adult-y things like signing a lease, utilities, etc…
This summer, just because I have this (sometimes) frustrating tendency to never only do one thing, I’m also going to be training for something special. This fall I’m planning to run a marathon with my best friend from high school. We ran a half marathon together in high school so we figured running the full thing before we finished college was the full circle moment we needed! I’m slightly stressed out about it but I do love a good challenge and I’m excited to have a non-academic or pre-professional goal to be working towards. Who knows how those long training runs are going to fare in the DC summer and with long work hours, but one things for sure, you know I’ll be keeping you updated every step of the journey.
I am also super excited for one particular weekend this summer… and that is my 21st birthday! It’s not just that 21 is a big birthday, but this is actually the first time I’m celebrating my birthday with friends since it’s smack dab in the middle of the summer and I’m usually at home. I’ve really grown to love DC and think of it as home and I’m excited to do all my favourite things on my birthday and spend it with some of my favourite people.
Speaking of favorite people, I have a feeling this summer is going to be a good one because most of my friends from Georgetown will be sticking around there. The summer after junior year is usually the one where most people have the big pre-professional internship and it seems like most of my close friends are in DC for the summer so weekends should be fun! A lot of friends are also interning in other East Coast cities so that also brings the potential of some weekend trips with a free couch to crash on 🙂 My family will also be in the US for a portion of it and I already know we have some fun family trips in the US planned for the end of the summer!
This time last year I was heading off to DC for the summer for an internship and I was so incredibly nervous about spending the summer away from home but it ended up being one of the best experiences of my life. Summer is just a magical time for me, and even though it may not sound like fun with all the working and running thrown in, I am so so excited for it!
I hope you’re looking forward to hearing about my summer adventures!
See you next week,