20 July 2013

life as of late

Sooooo, there's this little thing called "I've been an awful blogger and haven't updated on my life in like 5ever", and it's 1:05 in the morning and I really can't think of anything better to do with my time right now. Except for sleep, I guess, but that's boring.

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There has been a whole lot going on in these past few months that I haven't really talked about on here, and there is a whole lot coming up in the next few months that I haven't talked about either, and really, I just have so much to share and no other place to share it all. If you follow me on twitter or instagram then you probably have a good idea of a lot of the things that I'm gonna talk about, but if not, here's the scoop.

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Waaaay back in March I got a job! I think I mentioned it here once, but didn't elaborate too much. Basically, I got a job at McDonald's, which is so very stereotypical teenager of me, I know. Since school has ended I've been getting quite a lot of shifts these past few weeks and it's been pretty great. The whole actual working thing sucks sometimes, and McDonald's definitely isn't the nicest job in the world, but I really am grateful to have a job to fund all of the crazy hopes and dreams I have. 

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I'll be visiting my sister in California at the end of August, and I can't wait to be back in the Los Angeles area! The last big trip I went on was to California in October of last year and I've been feeling all kinds of wanderlust these past few months. This travelling girl cannot stay home for too long! 

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Thankfully, I won't have too long between trips after California as I'm taking a solo trip to Germany (!!!) at the end of September for Oktoberfest in Munich. I grew so incredibly close to all of the German exchange students this year and have felt completely lost without them in the past month or so since they've all gone back home. But! It won't be long until I get to see all of their pretty faces again in Munich, and I really, really, really can't wait. I'm so grateful to have a mom who works for the airlines (and who let's me sporadically fly all over the world by myself) and many friends and family all over the world to visit and stay with. 

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Aside from all that, I got my wisdom teeth removed last week. They hadn't grown in yet so they were removed surgically, and it was a long few days of taking all kinds of different medications and laying in bed from dawn to dusk (not to mention sleeping 89% of the time), but it went a lot better than I was expecting. It's been just under two weeks since the day of my surgery and I'm almost back to my normal self! My jaw still gets achy every now and then, but other than that and a few stitches, I'm good to go! 

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Really, overall, I'm just incredibly excited for my future right now. I start 12th grade this year and don't feel nearly as lost as I ever used to. I've come to terms with the uncertainty that is my future as everything always works out in the end. So many wonderful opportunities always arise and I hate to say no to any of them, so these next few years in my life will probably be spent wandering aimlessly, saying yes to everything, and really having no long-term plans. And for some reason, even though that should scare me, it excites me beyond belief.

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So that's basically my life in a post. What's new with all of you? I really do miss what blogging used to be for me. I miss the community and being able to share what's going on in my life. I'd love to hear what you've all been up to!

Photos from girls night with good friends a couple of weeks, months?! ago. Honestly, where does the time go?


  1. You have no idea how jealous I am of you right now! California is on my bucket list, and Germany is so so close to the top of that list too! If I had people to travel with, I'd do it a lot more often! I'm impressed that you're going solo :)

    I hope you enjoy all that the future brings you - both near and far!

  2. I am so unbelievably excited for you. I am so happy for you, that you're going to be following your heart and doing what you want, that you don't feel lost anymore. It's true, that things will work out in the end. I wish I could be as brave as you are, to just wander for a few years, because I think I'd actually like to do that.