Monday, August 27, 2018

Every Summer Has A Story


Sun Protectant Rash Guard: Land's End (This one matches the bottoms) / Swim Bottoms: Land's End / Shoes: Birkenstock / Hat: Tuckernuck  / Sunglasses: Warby Parker 

Well, I moved into my room at school over the weekend and started my first day of classes today. I only had one class at night so it wasn't anything too crazy. I had a pretty busy weekend getting myself  settled for school but I am ready to get into a routine for school. I hate to see summer go because it is my FAVORITE time of year but I think it is going to be a great senior year! Today I wanted to share my thoughts and reflect on my summer I had. I will be wrapping up with my last few summer posts in the next week or so and then I will be transitioning into fall posts (insert crying emoji).

At the beginning of the summer, I was shopping in the dollar section at Target. I came across this little sign for decoration that said: "Every summer has a story". I remember thinking to myself "That is a cute saying but this summer will not have a story". I was thinking this because since I started college I have gone away for the summer for an internship. My freshman year I lived in Baltimore and last year I lived in Hilton Head. Both summers have their own stories and were great in their own way. I loved spending my time away for those summers. I got to meet new people, experience new places and it helped fill my initial desire to go to college away from home. However, this summer I made the decision early on to stay home for the summer as this would be my last summer before I graduated college. So I decided to continue the internship I had throughout the year. I loved the job but I was a little sad I wasn't going away someplace. So I wasn't overly excited about what the summer might bring. However it turns out I was completely wrong this summer did have a story and it might be one of the best stories yet. Had I went away for the summer I don't think I would have had the story I did. This was the summer that I got to continue my love of travel. I traveled to D.C., Martha's Vineyard, Phoenix, and Florida. All the trips were different and amazing in their own way. This was the summer I spent time with friends and family. This was the summer I did fun things in my hometown. Most importantly this was the summer that I found myself again. Last school year while trying to go to class, continue my internship, and deal with all my health conditions I lost myself. My health conditions became my life and I didn't have the energy to do much of anything. I went to doctor after doctor not knowing what was wrong or what to do. This caused me to lose sight of what brought me true joy. Things like blogging, crafting, and exercising all fell to the wayside when I got sick. I started the summer so confused with how to get back to being me. So I slowly started to do the things again I use to love (like blogging). I started blogging again but I no know idea if I really wanted to continue with it but I forced myself to keep posting. Eventually, I found my passion for it again and am enjoying it more than I ever did! Especially sharing my health tips and information. I really didn't know what to do to get myself out of this funk but something worked because I finally got to enjoy my summer and get back to being me! It didn't happen overnight but slowly I began to be happy and excited for myself. While I know I still have a long road ahead of me with my health journey I have finally accepted what has happened and know I can handle what comes next. I now know what I need to make sure I don't let myself get too down about the unknowns of my health. While I am sad to see the summer end I am so grateful for the story this summer gave me! I can't wait to see what this school year brings but I have a feeling it is going to be a good one. 

On a different note today I am sharing these super cute beach pictures I took while in Florida! I am in love with all these beach essentials including the hat, shoes, and rash guard. 

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