It’s been waaaaaay too long since I’ve last written. I see the complete irony in that, considering my last post was about my undying love for writing, and how I won’t ever stop and blah, blah, blah. But I’ve been supa-dupa busy and I haven’t found the time to write until right… now!
I’ll give you a little (or a lottle) update. I packed up my dorm, shipped most of my belongings to a storage unit and came home to Colorado for summer. It’s been a pretty uneventful summer, but it’s already mid-July and I’ll be back in Chicago in 2 weeks! Most of June consisted of looking for a job/ trying to keep myself entertained/ seeing old friends/ apartment hunting. My two closest friends from school and I are rooming together and have been looking for an affordable Chicago apartment since, like, March. We finally found a beautiful, newly renovated, 3-bedroom apartment in West Town that we could all afford.
I had an interview at Ulta Beauty for a temp position to help open up a new store in Colorado Springs. I was thankfully hired, and they liked me so much that they decided to keep me on for the rest of my summer. Go me! It’s been a fantastic opportunity and I’ve met some really amazing people. You cannot believe the manual labor it takes to open a store that carries literally hundreds of brands of makeup and hair products. It took a full week to finalize the store before the soft opening. I worked approximately 54 hours that week unloading shipments, moving boxes, assembling stands, labeling products and making everything look uniform as it should…and it completely kicked my ass.
In June I went to Portland for my older sister’s wedding. Portland reminds me of a more humid Manitou Springs. It’s absolutely beautiful. The wedding wasn’t short of beauty either. It was on this gorgeous farm about an hour outside of Portland. The ceremony took place under a willow tree. Most importantly, I finally got to meet her 6 month old daughter, Cora Celeste. My last day there, we all went to the coast in Manzaneda.
My 19th birthday was a few days ago. I enjoyed the company of friends and family and I can’t wait to celebrate with my friends back in Chicago.
In early June, I was given an amazing opportunity. My mom’s dear friend from high school lives in Meudon, Paris with her husband and two children. Her husband will be in Shanghai from January until May for a work trip. For the duration that he’s away (Spring 2015 semester) she wants me to work for her as an au pair while also taking a highly intensive French course at the Sorbonne. It didn’t seem like something I would be able to do, but the more research I did, the more likely it seemed. So I’m officially taking my sophomore spring semester of school off to live, work and study in Paris. It’s truly a dream come true. Truly true.
I leave for Chicago in just 2 weeks. My room is reminisent of last year before I left for college: full of boxes. Except this time I won’t be moving into a dorm, but my own apartment with my best-est friends.
It’s an understatement to say that things are pretty exciting at the moment.
I guess this summer hasn’t been that uneventful now that it’s all in writing.