It's that time again. I'm literally the worst blogger ever, but every now and then I get a little inspiration to write a new blog... which leads me to this moment now.
So, it's officially the end of summer. Tomorrow I make the big move to Gainesville for the second time in my life, and although it feels completely different than last year, it's just as emotional. For those of you that don't know me, I'm not an emotional person... well I'm emotional, I just don't show my emotions often (except anger... something I'm working on!) So anyway, that's what this blog post is about. Expressing how I feel, and what I have to say about this past summer, and this upcoming year.
Here's to beginning the summer at Disney World. I literally got out of school and went to Disney World for 3 days with 3 awesome girls. So thank you Amanda, Andrea, and Sheldon, for helping me start off my summer right.
Here's to my next big trip being a beach trip with my best friends. It was not at all what I expected to be, and everything I expected it to be. Regardless of what happened, and how our time was spent, it was time well spent with you.
Here's to spending time with my niece and nephew, who I love more than life itself.
Here's to being the hands and feet of the Lord, and serving at my absolute most favorite place on this entire earth: Sharp Top Cove. It was unexpected, but man was it exactly what I needed. (P.S. Photo credit for these goes to Keala Yu, Nick Oberle, & Amy Gray)
Panayiota: You survived your senior year, and you're headed to one of the best schools in the nation. I'm more than proud of you, and so happy to call you a best friend. You're a special one Pota, and I could not choose someone better to share my secrets, tears, laughs, and love with.
Sheldon: Words cannot express how thankful I am to have someone who understands me so well. You're literally me, in a different body... or I'm you in a different body? Regardless, we are the same person, which makes it easy to call you my best friend. I literally have no idea what I would do without you.
Amanda: This summer has shown us more than anything else that our friendship is a never ending one. You've been with me since we were 5, and I hope to keep you with me until we're 95. I wouldn't trade you for anyone.
Haley: You helped me so much this last year. You got me through a lot of tough times, and for that I will be forever grateful. I can't wait to see what shenanigans you get yourself into this year... please, don't ever forget to text me every day to tell me how annoyed you are with class, or how excited you are for the weekend. Your texts make me feel like I'm home.
Sharp Top Cove Summer Staff, & Work Crew Session 3, 2013: You were a part of the best month of my entire life. I couldn't hand pick anyone better to work with. You all forever have a special place in my heart.
My sister: It's safe to say that your goodbye was the hardest. I can't even begin to explain how thankful I am for you, and how much I love you. You are my favorite person on this entire Earth, and I could not pick someone better equipped to be my big sister. I haven't even left yet and I already miss you so much. I'll be calling.... every day. Be ready.
Momma: You've been there every step of the way, pushing me on. I love you so much, and couldn't do anything I do without you.
So there's that. I just got super sappy. All that's left of the summer is my 9 hour trip to Florida, and my process of moving in, but it's okay because I'm ready for this year to start. I am SO excited to see what the Lord has in store for me this year. I have a great feeling about what is to come, so bring it on fall semester, I'm ready for you.
Here's to you Summer 2013. You've treated me well.