Life Update

Hello readers, bloggers, friends and family,

Just wanted to post a quick update about my lack of blogging for the last month. As you can see my last post was in mid July and it is now August 29th. This summer has been busier than usual, and a lot of things have changed for me. This summer all of my sisters (I have 3, all younger) came home to the Bay Area. Lauren is 22, and recently graduated with her BS from Humboldt State. Paige is 20 (her birthday just passed on August 26th) and goes to college in Ohio, and Laisani is the youngest and at 16 years old lives with my mom in Washington DC. I also have a younger cousin Samantha who is 16, and best friends with Laisani. Sam is a lot like me, positive, sweet, kind hearted and a little dramatic. Anyways, it goes without saying thatย when they come home all I want to do is spend time with them, whether we are out and doing something new and exciting or just hanging out at my grandmothers which is the main center of love for all of us. We have a lot of family so this summer has been filled with BBQs and birthdays and weekend trips.ย About a week ago they all left to go back to their lives elsewhere, while my grandmother and I continue on with our lives here. It is always hard to say goodbye to them, but I know it is just temporary. My sister Lauren landed an internship in Humboldt so she has to go back. I will miss her a lot because since we are so close in age and share my car when she is home, we operate like a team. We are always working together, whether we are coordinating rides or just cooking dinner together. I will miss her a lot. Paige is a little bit more selective in the info she gives out to the family. She is quiet. Laisani si similar to me, we talk to everyone. My mom, Laisani and I are social creatures. When they leave I always have a hard time adjusting back to the routine of not having them around. I look forward to the day when they are all home for good.

On top of having my sisters home, I was also taking the last quarter of school I have left. I walked at the graduation ceremony in the Spring, but still had a few units to finish up this Summer. The online course I was taking (quantitative research) was a lot harder than I expected but I put in the time/effort and learned a lot. The other two courses I took were Writing and Design, and Organizational Behavior. I liked both classes, but balancing school, work and family is not easy.

While being in Summer school, I was also searching for a new job. The current company I work with is great, but I am only working part time. Luckily about a week before school ended I went through theย interview process an event production company, and things worked out! Both the interviews I felt went great and I leftย knowing this company would be a great fit for me. I start the first week of September. Really excited about it! Below are some highlights from this summer. Promise I will be blogging more very soon!

SUMMER HIGHLIGHTS:

Graduation!

Grad Party w/ All My Family and Friends

My Sisters Being Home

Weekend at the Lake With Family

On The Run Tour 2014 Jay Z and Beyonce

Cousin Chase’s 9th Birthday

San Diego Trip

Landing a Job!

My Birthday and Celebrating with Family + Friends