It has been a good summer. I like my job, and although I am constantly exhausted, the good definitely outweighs the bad (read: exhaustion and stress). I already feel like I have learned so much, and perhaps understand certain things slightly better, which was the whole point of this summer.
I am also in the process of preparing to study abroad for a year in Northern Ireland. There's a lot of planning required when you are moving across the world for such a long time. I am so exited for what lies ahead, especially now that I know some family members will in fact be able to visit me while I'm gone. Although I like to think that I am fully independent, I must admit it should help with homesickness (it is, after all, ten months in a foreign country).
With so much going on, it is no surprise that my social life had to take a back seat. After two weeks (possibly three) of barely any communication, Cathy and I finally managed to get together. It's a shame that we live so close yet never have time to see each other, but there is hope yet that we will get better about it before parting ways a month from now.
We didn't have any solid plans. We caught up on each other's lives, drank coffee (I should say I drank coffee), and took pictures in front of a graffiti wall in Central Square. [Find picture proof above.] We didn't hang out all that long, but it was nice to see her, and I had a lot of fun.
I also hope to get better at bringing my camera with me for the next month. It can be a pain to carry around, but I seldom regret it.