So it’s been a while since I’ve written but that’s in large part due to the whirlwind of a summer I’ve been having (and in small part due to laziness). I also knew once I graduated college that the “real world” would begin, and boy did I underestimate that. I’m having a love-hate relationship with it so far. Whereas I thought I’d be drowning in bills and responsibilities, there are also some perks to being a real person.
Everything is new this summer. New job, new car, new apartment, new phone…like I said, a whirlwind. Getting paid is definitely a perk. Even though the money seems to fly out as soon as it comes in, there’s something to be said for being almost completely independent. I say almost because it may be too soon to say I might not need sporadic help from the parents. But so far, the bills have been paid on time.
Thank God I like my job. There are times when it’s a bit slow and I get bored, but most days I’m super busy and the day flies by. I love being busy. I’m surprised how much traveling I’ll be doing for work. It’s not that much but more than I expected, which I don’t mind. I’m going to Jefferson City, MO next weekend to work the Missouri High School Volleyball Coaches Association’s clinic. Then I’ll be going to Anaheim, California in September to do a site visit for our Spring Conference. And of course, I’ll be traveling at the end of December to Kansas City, MO for our annual Convention. Fall is always the busiest time for the AVCA as we prepare for convention, so I’m bracing myself for very long and hectic workdays coming up soon.
I’m moving into my new apartment this weekend. Christina will be moving in a bit later. I’m excited to be totally moved and settled in. As much as I hate moving, I love scenery changes so it’ll be great. I also have the Rascal Flatts concert coming up with Casey, Michelle, and Tommy. And of course working the beer booth at the St. Joes Festival…summer staples. I’m also going to Gatlinburg on Labor Day weekend with Jonathan, Christina & Von, and Tommy & Steph. I’m SO excited, I’ve never been there. And I love just relaxing and hanging out with friends so I know it’ll be a good time.
My family and I are headed to NY in August for my cousin Stephanie’s wedding and then to Cleveland to finish out our vacation at Cedar Point. Allison and Dad will be on the absurdly high roller coasters while mother and I will be on the lazy river.
In other news, Allison and I bought Dad an ipad. I decided that since he’s been working to buy me everything for about 21 years, I could work to buy him something he really wanted. He was SO shocked when we surprised him at the Apple store. He’s really happy with it so I’m glad :).
Well that’s about all I can think of right now, more later.