Thursday, August 29, 2013

A Life Update: End of Summer

Hello, Everyone! It's been almost a month since I've posted anything, and I haven't posted much this Summer, so I thought I owed it to catch everyone up. It's been one whirlwind of a Summer.

I gained a wonderful boyfriend in May, who is more than I could have imagined. Shortly after that, I found out over the break that two of my close relatives are very ill. My grandmother is terminally ill with inoperable cancer, which came as such a shock to my family. She is one of my favorite people on this Earth, and I've had a special bond with her my entire life. She's not expected to have very long. It pains me to know that I won't have her in my life, but she'll always be in my heart. After that, we found that my aunt also has cancer. She just had an operation, so my family's praying for her recovery. On top of all this, we're dealing with other family issues, but I'm happy to say that my brother came home from Thailand early.

Now that school has started, I'm glad to have something to keep me busy. I'm pretty pleased with my classes so far. One of which is an undergraduate peer tutoring course. There are currently four people enrolled. We will be do readings and research, have discussions, and there is a possibility we might be presenting at a related convention! What's more is that we could be funded as writing tutors next semester! It seems so unreal that an opportunity like this would come as a Sophomore in college. I'm also taking courses in intermediate Spanish, World History Pre-1500, and Literary Studies.

In addition, October is coming up, so you know what that means. I'm planning my next costume, and there are no promises so far (I'm working Halloween), but I'm thinking Marie Antoinette... post decapitation perhaps? October is going to be hectic as always, but my excitement's growing.

This Summer has been so concentrated with events, and I'm sure there will be plenty more to come for the rest of the year. With that, I may not post as often as I did, but I still plan to continue this blog.

My grandmother, brother, and I and Grandma's 79th birthday


  1. I am so sorry for the illnesses in your family, it is a terrible thing when loved ones are ill!

    It is great you are able to do something you enjoy so much! And being a writing tutor sounds fascinating!

    Excited to see your costume! My birthday party this year was on Bastille Day and I had a French theme, but I didn't dress up as Marie Antoinette, I do want to do that one day!

    1. I saw your Bastille Day post, I believe it was! You could definitely rock a Marie Antoinette costume.