The last 31 days have been insane. To think back at all that was accomplished and all that happened to me personally is slightly exhausting. There was happy moments but also far too many tragedies. The month was nothing short of overwhelming.
July 4th weekend was spent with my friends in State College, PA. An amazing three-day reprieve from my real life, I realized the trip was exactly what I needed at the peak of summer.
I saw my eldest cousin get married and danced the night away with my other cousins, enjoying each others company for the third time this summer. It was time being made up for these recent years that were spent at our respective homes for the holidays.
There was a visit from my friend who hails from Australia, and I crossed ‘visit the Newseum’ off my bucket list.
I continued my internship at Weitzman, and now only have a few days left next week. This internship, I realized over time, was very similar to my internship last summer where, I never dreaded going to work. I was always excited to get into the office and start the day anew. It’s given me exposure to and hands-on experience in the agency life I’ve been learning about for years.
There was also a lot of online activity. Events I sat on the sidelines for and watched with awe. Most notably, the Television Critics Association summer press tour and of course, San Diego Comic-Con that just wrapped last weekend.
This month was also really a turning point in my online brands. I have been blogging not more than ever on here and on Ampersand New York. It is a source of accomplishment. I post as much as I can, and it might not be a lot yet, but it is enough for now. I’m writing. I’m writing as much as I can.
Au revior, July. You were one for the record books. Hello August. You will be filled with a few final days of work, a vacation, a lot of writing, even more reading, and finally: the pilgrimage back to Penn State for my final semester of college ever.