Two months...

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Two months until I leave for Europe! I can't tell you how excited I am. I'm still waiting on one last thing before I can apply for my visa. My application has to be in by July 10th so I'm kind of pushing it to the last minute. My summer has been pretty good so far but not really that exciting. I've basically gotten myself on a schedule of waking up, going to the gym, showering, sitting outside for a while, reading, working, then hanging out with my friends. I do love everyone here but I hate getting into a rut and doing the same thing over and over again. I can't wait to just go away and do something completely new. I'm going to miss everyone like crazy but I love the idea of being completely on my own. I actually think I will enjoy being alone for while. There will be other people there from the US but I'm not that worried about the whole making new friends thing. I remember being petrified going to college, worrying that I wouldn't make any friends but this is different. I sound so cynical... but that's not what I'm going for.   I do hope to make friends but I also hope to be on my own for the first time in my life.

We're also planning a backpacking trip through Europe after spring semester next year. That should be fun. I probably won't have a lot of time to travel with my internship so it will be nice to spend a few weeks traveling around to see everything. It will probably be my last chance to get out of the country for a long time. That scares me.

Can't Sleep

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

I hate when this happens. I'm in bed very ready to fall asleep but my body fights it as hard as it can. It happens often and I've tried to find the cause of it. Stress is the closest thing I could come up with. I finally found a job at an ice cream shop down the street. I keep thinking about everything I need to learn/remember and I believe that is what is stopping me from falling asleep. Of course there is the sunburn, late night coffee, heat, headache, and skipping reading to factor in. The worst part is that I know it will take me hours to fall asleep. At school I would be in bed by 12:30 but wouldn't fall asleep until 4. I basically had to sit there and watch that time slip away. I don't even have a dorm to wander around now although I also don't have to worry about waking my roommate. I'm hoping this will tire me out enough to fall asleep. I don't know. I guess I should go try again.

Sunburns

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Still no job. Of course there is me and 8.5 million other Americans with no job. I've applied to around 15 places in the past month and no one has called me back. I've called most of them and they all think up really good excuses of why they won't hire me. My dad keeps joking about working at McDonald's but that seems to be becoming a more viable option (sadly).

While I haven't been working all my friends have and today was the first day that not only people had work off, but there was also nice weather. It was unbearably hot here but the beach was perfect. Of course I got completely burnt. I thank my ancestors for being from northern Europe and making any amount of sunblock completely ineffective. I used SPF 35 two or three times while there. I'm going to be in pain tonight and of course my father doesn't think it's time to turn on the AC.

I also just dyed my hair. We tried dying it with a non permanent dye but you can't really go lighter with that so today I went permanent... it's just a lighter blonde. It still hasn't dried so I can't even tell whether it came out good or not... we shall see!