I feel as though I have written and rewritten this post at least a dozen times, and have deleted over a thousand words within the past few hours. This last month has been a whirlwind of change and emotions, things to do and people to see–which has made putting it all down into cohesive paragraphs and legible sentences a major challenge for me. Lots of writer’s block over here.
Long story short, I ended the semester by hopping on a plane within hours of my last class to go back to Austin. We flew through seemingly all the storm systems possible–with an array thunder, lightning, and multiple screaming children. I was completely over-the-moon ecstatic to be on the ground when we landed–I swear I could’ve hugged the pilot for letting us all go. My mom also ended up not recognizing me at first in the airport when I came down the escalator which I hoped was because of how “grown up” I had become over being gone for so long. But sadly it was actually just because of how ghostly pale my skin was from the lack of light in the city. Oh well.
One of my last classes of the year, I am going to miss these girls so much
My last view of Chicago
Lately I’ve been enjoying the comforts of home combined with a large amount of unpacking and moving and wondering how in the world everything even fit in my room in the first place. All the change itself has been exhausting, but I am so happy to be back even though I still miss my friends in the city. The past year is like a dream now and sometimes I wonder if it even happened–especially as a sit in my room which looks almost exactly how it did the day I left it. I was somehow able to put everything back in its place which is pretty much a miracle in itself.
Since being home I’ve enjoyed finding new coffee places, snuggling with my puppies and actually adding color to my wardrobe…had to get rid of all the “artist black”
That is the condensed version of how things have been with a few added highlights of dropping a jar and getting loads of glass in my feet with a trip to the minor emergency, remembering how terrible my driving is and getting majorly sunburned every single time I walk outside. But being in Texas has still been one of my absolute favorite things as I’ve gotten to spend quality time with my family, go back to a job I love and finally get some sleep.
I can’t wait to start writing again and getting to try a lot of new and different content out here on the blog. I should be posting regularly with weekly thoughts and such in between studying for my summer classes–this should hopefully make Texas government less of a bore…I hope.
I am also extremely thankful and surprised by how much support I got from everyone over my first few posts. You are all so kind and gracious, and have been a huge blessing to me. If you have any requests on topics for me to touch on or tutorials you would like to see in the future, please feel free to ask 🙂
All my love from Texas.