Workin’ Day and Night (It Certainly Seemed Like It…) – Life Update

Hello again, friends! It’s been about a month since my last post, so I thought I’d give you all some updates about what I’ve been up to this summer! I was hoping to get some more posts out this summer, but I have not had a chance to write up what I’d like to share over the last several weeks. I’ll try to share a post or two before I return back to campus in late August.

The biggest thing I have done this summer is work! I am working at the pool I have worked at for the past 4 years again, and I scored an internship! The internship has nothing to do with what I want to do with my life (becoming a Special Education teacher) but it has given me so much experience in working for a non-profit asociation; reaching out to members; writing; and creating various PowerPoints for a number of meetings and events. I’ve learned a bunch of medical terminology and training procedures, as well as more about the fields of gastroenterology and hepatology.

Besides working all the time, I have been working on scholarship applications. My Dad has been unemployed for over a year now, and applying for scholarships is my way of helping ease the financial burden on my parents. The topics have been all over the place! I wrote an essay on how computer viruses impact the economy; what type of ice cream flavor I picture myself to be; and I even made a video on how I save money as a college student. The essays have been fun to write, and I’m hoping that I win a scholarship or two after all that writing.

Afternoons at the pool can be slow some days, so I have been slowly choreographing a dance to perform at Small Show this fall for PAC. My style of choreographing is pretty strange, but everyone has their own creative process. I always sit and listen to the music, and then I choreograph the movements while sitting down. One would think that sitting down and choreographing would be silly, but I find it works. I’m about three quarters of the way finished with the dance now, and I hope to finish it before the end of the summer. I don’t want to give anything away about it, but if it is selected as one of the dances for Small Show, I’ll be sure to share a video!

I will admit, I’ve done some shopping over my summer break. I like to shop! Is that such a terrible thing? I got myself a few goodies from Tarte, a new backpack and planner from Vera Bradley (which I got for 50% off each!! WHOO HOO!!) and a new backup portable hard drive from Amazon Prime Day. There is plenty more shopping to do as soon as textbook lists are available and as move-in day get closer.

At the end of June and the middle of July, I got to speak at a College Night for rising college freshmen that was hosted by the Associates of St. John Bosco. The College Night was geared towards students who want to remain active in their Catholic faith during their college years. I attended a night last summer and I was invited to speak at two of the nights this summer! I hope to have a blog post posted soon about the topic I spoke on: how to be confident in your faith at college. Stay tuned for that!

Finally, I’m getting my wisdom teeth taken out on August 1. I’m not looking forward to the whole procedure, but I am excited about all the ice cream, applesauce, and mac n cheese I get to eat afterwards! Please pray that the procedure goes well!

Well folks, that’s what’s going on in my neck of the woods. I hope everyone is having a great summer! What have you been up to during June and July? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for stopping by to read! God bless! 🙂






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