So I thought I’d update ya’ll on my life a little bit.
Last Sunday I left Oberlin. I spent a week at home with family and friends before returning to Oberlin for commencement. Honestly, the past week I spent at home was great, but a little challenging at the same time. I had a really great time with my family, but I had a lot of free time to myself. As I’ve written about previously, being alone with nothing to do puts me in a weird/anxious/sad mood. I need to continue working with this feeling and just allowing it to pass. All feelings, no matter how unbearable they are in the moment, pass with time. Nothing is permanent.
Here’s what I’ve been up to in the past week:
I apologize for the pixel-y photos from my phone. I really do plan on getting a new digital camera sometime soon. Or maybe my sister will let me have her D40 again now that she has her spiffy, new D800? Pretty please sister?
Shopping with the sisters. We are kind of good at spending money.
Random photo shoots with Allie. This is about picture number 14, and the only good one we got.
Something was clearly hilarious.
Breaking in my new running shoes with a lovely 4 mile road run in the country. My new shoes are Brooks Launches, and I’m already in love with them. They are super lightweight and lack a bulky heel, so they promote a mid-foot strike. They really force me to run with proper form which is exactly what I need since I tend to get lazy and fall back onto my heels.
Ice cream and a walk with my best friends from high school (and junior high and elementary school). It was so great to catch up with these girls! Whenever we get together, I feel like I’m in high school again. That is a pretty carefree and wonderful feeling.
Many of you have noticed that a few months ago I pretty much just stopped talking about Darren on the blog. He used to appear very frequently on my blog because he was a huge part of my life. We broke up, and now is the first time I’m acknowledging it on the blog. It’s something very personal, and I didn’t think it was fair for me to publicly announce our break-up. I’m mentioning it now because I think enough time has passed, and also because there is a new boy in my life. I spent this weekend in Oberlin with him, and have had/am continuing to have a really great time.
He took me to a pig roast yesterday. Yes, I ate pork from that pig. It was damn good too!