Hello blog world! I know it’s been a while since my last entry, but now that I’m done with grad school, I finally have time to write. I’d also like to dedicate this entry to Lintern for constantly telling me to write a new entry J
As previously stated, I’m officially done with grad school! WHOO-HOO! I had my hooding ceremony on May 4, the all campus commencement ceremony on May 5 (Oh and Obama spoke at the ceremony. No big deal), and then James and I drove across the country from Ohio to California. We went to Indianapolis, IN and visited James’ friend; St. Louis, MO and saw the Gateway Arch; Memphis, TN and ate delicious food on Beale Street; New Orleans, LA and experienced the night life in the French Quarter; Dallas, TX and had In n’ Out, Jamba Juice, and Sprinkles; Carlsbad, NM to see the Carlsbad Caverns; Phoenix, AZ and saw the new Star Trek movie in 3D; and then made it safely back to California minus a few near death experiences (Sorry James). The whole trip took us 7 days. I would also just like to say that I bought a Starbucks mug from each city/state that we visited…except for Indianapolis because I already had one.
In somewhat related news, I got a job offer the Friday before my hooding ceremony. For those of you who haven’t heard, I will be working as a Resident Director at UC Santa Barbara starting in August. I am super excited!! However, I am currently unemployed. Whomp whomp. There is so much to do and so many people to see, but I just don’t have the money to do it. Therefore, I’ve been saving my money in order to spend money on important things…basically dates with James. I have done little to no shopping, tried very hard not to get boba (tried is the key word…sometimes I’ve been unsuccessful), and have only eaten out during special occasions. It helps that I’m living with my grandparents because I don’t have to buy my own food or pay bills. On the flip side, it sucks because I’ve got no moolah.
To celebrate my finishing grad school and since Crystal will be moving to New Mexico in a month, Jessica, Joy, Crystal, and I took a trip to Cabo. We laid out in the sun for so long that we definitely got sunburned. Some more than others. If I could post a picture of Crystal here, I would. That girl was so red, it hurt just to look at her. Regardless, it was nice to catch up and get away from everything.
Despite how relaxing this summer is, I can’t wait for August to come. At least for now. When I’m busy, I want free time, and then when I do get that free time, I want to be busy. It’s a vicious cycle. But I’m slowly getting bored and running out of things to do. I’m currently taking suggestions of what to do with my time. Any and all suggestions are welcome.
Listening to: P!nk ft. Nate Ruess – Just Give Me A Reason
Reading: Dan Brown – Inferno
Reading: Dan Brown – Inferno
Update: Going to SD on Thursday with James! Can't wait to see my college friends and my Fishie family.