Life Lately

Hey everyone.  It’s been a while since I’ve stopped by for catch-up post and I feel like it’s about time.



(So many sunset pics.  Sorry in advance.)

First, I kind of want to talk about my involvement in the “blog world.”  I’ve been posting a whole lot less, commenting on approximately zero blogs per week, and replying to comments as the pace of a snail driving my 2002 Nissan that desperately needs oil and shakes when I drive too fast (read: very slowly).  As always, I want you all to know that I read every single comment and they make me really happy.  Honestly, pulling away from the blog world has been good for me, simply because it took up an insane amount of time, but I do miss being a part of this little community.  I’m still here, even if you don’t see me.  I’m like Santa.  Or a stalker.  (<< Is there really a difference between the two?)


Now let’s talk about my next three weeks.  Technically 19 days, but whatever.  Okay, so it’s July 3rd.   As you’re reading this, I’m probably moving out of my apartment in Davis due to the whole graduation/moving back home to be a stay-at-home-daughter thing.  On July 10th, I take the GRE, which is the standardized test for graduate school (more on this later… I’m still figuring it out). I’ve been studying like crazy.  It’s fun (as in not).  Then on July 12, I’m heading down to L.A. for a few days to see Jake because on July 21st, I leave for Thailand!  For seven weeks!  As in I won’t be home until September 8th!!  Shiiit.  In a span of less than three weeks, I need to move out of my apartment, move back into my old room, finish studying for the GRE, take the GRE, go see Jake, say bye for now to all of my friends, pack for Thailand, and be ready to leave.

I need a nap.

Just kidding.  I’m on summer vacation so what I really need is to stop whining.

Honestly, I’m really excited to get the GRE over with, see Jake, and spend seven weeks on a beautiful tropical island.  In fact, it’s all fucking amazing.  I’m planning on posting 2-3 times per week while in Thailand, partly because I’ll miss all of you and partly because it’ll act as my journal to look back on.  We’ll see if I can figure out the WiFi sitch over there before I make any promises, though.


My mental state lately ranges from “calm and content” to “existential criss, you need help.”  I’m okay with it.  Every stressful confusing day gives way to one where things start to work themselves out.  Life is good.

Other than that I’ve just been gettin’ my tan on, swimming, reading, eating home-cooked meals, and spending time with people I love.   Not bad.  Not bad at all.

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  1. You do realise you’re going to be peppered with hints to come to Australia…seeing as Thailand to Australia have some epic deals…and its 6 hours!!!!

  2. Sounds like you’re going to have one hell of an exciting summer! I can’t wait to read the updates from Thailand.

  3. You can do it! In no time the GRE will be yesterday’s news and you will be stone cold chilling in Thailand.

  4. Good luck with the GRE. Studying is ZERO fun. Word of advice: Study the strategies for how to approach the vocabulary instead of studying a bunch of vocabulary words. Literally only one of the words that I studied was even on the test :(

  5. angelika says:

    You are a smarty pants! You will do well on the GRE.

    I blogged for five years and then just quit. Deactivated my blog on wordpress and walked away. It was too much with a full time job, two kids (I quit right after my youngest was born almost 2 years ago) and my menagerie of animals and my volunteering in dog rescue. Priorities! I do miss it sometimes and might someday go back to it, but we will see!

  6. angelika says:

    P.S. I don’t want you to quit blogging, by the way. Was just saying that I get it can be overwhelming sometimes! I am actually looking forward to reading about your tropical adventures!

  7. Good luck on the GRE – don’t overthink it and just get err done! Love when you pop in and update us. I do miss reading your shenanigans but I totally understand how you feel (I was in the same boat a year ago) and a break from online chatter is good.

  8. From existential crises to calm back to crisis, it sounds like you’re living life. Enjoy it. I can’t wait to hear about Thailand, but first that man. Go give him some monkey loving. Get yourself some too. 😉

  9. Whooo soak it all in. I love Thailand, you’ll have the most amazing/life-changing time.

  10. Omg we really MUST meet up before you leave! I miss your face. Pencil me in <3

  11. That all sounds exciting!! And scary too. Ignore that. It’s exciting!!
    I did blog when I was in the Philippines for 3 months to do development work and I LOVE that I can go back and read it all! You should really do it, it’s so worth to keep the memories alive of this important and exciting time.

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