|Me at the JFK Museum|
I loved being home. I got to watch my little brother rock at varsity baseball (he's going to be a sophomore), and help my sister prepare for her next life adventure...college. I got to spend time with my mom and my dad, joking, teasing, pranking, and fighting. I was able to see much of my extended families, through reunions of various sorts. I hung out with some of my closest friends, and even participated in one of their weddings. I turned 24! I also was able to find work, and received a much appreciated scholarship that's going to go a long ways to ease my financial burdens over these next few months.
All-in-all, my time in Iowa was wonderful, and I'm sad to be leaving. I'm not sad to be going back to Boston, though. Like I said, I miss my friends there and am ready to get back into a routine with school. I have one year left before I'm forced to face the real world, and though I would love to come back to Iowa (or nearby) right away, I'm leaving myself open to whatever opportunities may arise in the near future. I'm happy with my life, and I'm happy with where I think it's headed. But, as summer starts drawing to a close, it's a little bittersweet. I know that I will never be able to repeat several of the experiences I had over these last few months, and that next summer will look very different that this one has. That's okay, though...it's part of growing up (or so I've been told). So, I hope you all had a great summer as well. I also hope you stay with Her/Story, and continue to read and interact with us. We love doing this, and as we enter our second year of blogging together, we hope to continue doing this for a while. Until next time!