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Vacation

28 Mar
Punta Cana

Punta Cana

Usually each year my family goes on vacation, we used to spend each summer at the lake but as we grew up and our lives changed that no longer seemed to work as well as it used to.  I still love the lake and miss the fact that I had somewhere to go and something to do each and every weekend in the summer.

Now, my family has moved to taking destination vacations once a year, usually around Christmas, when we all don’t have such crazy schedules but this year we decided on taking a week in the spring.

Which means that in 3 more days I will be heading to the Dominican Republic!  I have been basically bouncing off the walls waiting to go and the wait has just been made so much longer by the fact that it snowed another inch here in Lexington today.  It feels like my time on the beach will never come!  I have been counting down the meetings until I get to leave!

Being out of college is a funny thing.  I had so much more free time and so many less commitments that I feel as though a huge weight has been lifted off of my social life.  I can finally enjoy a late graduation celebration!

Update

26 Mar
graduation

My mom and I at graduation.
Photo Credit: Ray Sand

Things have recently been very busy for me.  I became really stressed out at the end of November after I realized I was graduating college with a lot of uncertainty.  What would I do?  Where would I go?  The other thing, I was about to lose my job.

I had worked all through college at a wonderful creative and technical services place called the Hive, which was on campus.  The trick was though I was a student worker and after graduating, I would no longer be a student.  Therefore, I could no longer be working as a student.

Finally, in a moment of panic I freaked out and talked to my boss and it turned out that they did not really want to get rid of me either.  Instead, they offered me a temporary position so that I could pull myself together and figure out my next step.  This was immensely helpful and I took on a position with new leadership demands.

While feeling more secure for at least another semester and summer (I still think in academic terms), I looked into different options as to what I will do next.  I found a program that would allow me to move to Spain and work there as a teacher of English.  I applied and was accepted and I will be moving to Madrid in the fall.

I plan on keeping this blog although I might be changing the focus of it some as my life progresses and goes off in different ways.

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