Story first, pictures after: two weeks ago, I played a little hookie from school, which was glorious. My mom flew out to see me for my birthday, so I drove to North Carolina for a little Cape Lookout fun to see the lighthouse—in which I’ve decided that I would love to be a lighthouse keeper. I’ve never visited a place where I took the time out of a trip to take a ferry across the bay to see a lighthouse, but it was a rad experience. Also, the sea food in NC? Immaculate.
When I was driving back into VA, I stopped at Yorktown! This happened to be a last minute decision, as I was listening to Hamilton, and realized that it all really began in the town we know as Yorktown. I discovered the rest of history of the 6 year war that was still unknown to me. I walked on the acres of Virginian ground and trail that once, 13 thousand soldiers fought across. I stood on redoubt number 10, where Alexander Hamilton stood, claiming the fort; where American and French troops officially took over British forces. I saw the originally built parapets from each side that are still stuck in the earth. I watched cannons and muskets go off, witnesses these and other original weapons used by these historical figures. I was humbled by the sacrifices of these men in 1781, as Yorktown was the official start of nation independence and freedom. And thanks to my obsession Hamilton, the whole experience really all came to life.
You know the times in life where you meet a really beautiful boy inside and out? Well, that’s one of those times. Meet Austin! Ain’t he perfect? I’m kind of a fan...that’s it.
Hello, quick school update...since it’s been a minute! I am about 6 weeks into the semester, and it’s been something. Emma and I are continuing our adventures as always, having a grand time, living the life. The norm for us two.
The most basic “back to school” photos. Why do girls do this? Why am I one of them? Nonetheless, hello! Look at me, back at school and thriving! 16 credits, couple best friends, and the happiest soul you’ll meet. I missed school so so much. I could not feel better about being back in the swing of things. This is normal life right here—even though...it’s not normal by any means. But hey, my university is open and functioning. Is yours?
The day finally came, the roadtrip finally commenced. The move back to Virginia was all that I had waited for and it finally arrived. Lots of hallelujahs to be had! The roadtrip lasted three days. Two days of 12 hour driving days and one 8 hour day but you know what? The quickest and most exciting roadtrip I’ve ever had. Ah, Buena Vista. I missed you a lot. I’m so glad to be wrapped back up in your valley and green filled mountains. How surreal it was to return to the home I’ve longed for.
Many more distractions this week from such a messy brain! Lots of sun, water, reading and RELAXING. Ugh love it. This is a quick post because I don’t actually have that much to say, and I’d much rather be in the mountains...but I’m even more tan, and I’ve read over 200 pages of my book. Woot! That’s all. California is pretty cool...but rolling hills are better;) sorry mom.
I went camping this week, for a sudden but necessary, personal break. From Wednesday to Sunday; four days of dirt, four-wheeling, hiking, trails, night rides, games, dogs, campfires, and fun. I met fun people who made my heart full, slept with dogs in my tent, and ate really fantastic campfire made food. My vans were white when we started, so I guess you can say that the whole trip was a big success. Also the view(s)? WOW! Mount Pleasant is definitely the place to go camping. I’m very excited to sleep in my own bed again, but being outside was the perfect refresher...oh golly but so was my shower.
I just bought a new car. She’s no Jeep, in fact she’s really small—but she’s so cute and I love her a lot! She’s a 2006 Toyota Camry. Her name is Dakota, translated to friend or allies.
I’ve driven nothing but my 2001 Jeep Cherokee for over two years, so the change will be very different, almost surreal. But I’m excited because change is good! And different/new is good. I don’t like change, in fact it’s really scary; and I think that 90% of people would agree with me. But we can all agree that change is always for the better.
Golly, I must be growing up if I’m excited about a new, smaller, more reliable vehicle. Iye; what the heck, I’m totally psyched!
Dakota and I are going to be BFF’s—I mean, I might as well send out good vibes into the universe now right? She and I will have lots of bonding time while I drive her across the country in a few weeks too, which will be good because a new relationship takes lots of work and patience.
Well, Dakota; welcome to my girl club. Population; You & me, baby. It’s going to be a swell time.
My Tuesday Night at 12:52am Ted Talk will be really really short:
I am ready to be back home in the wonderful state I call Virginia, and in the cute little town I call Buena Vista tucked away in the Shenandoah Valley.
To the dear Southern Virginia University,
wait up for me! This sophomore is on her way!
August is coming; and it’s going to be GREAT!
Studier of Journalism,
Lots to read!