June is over. I am sad that the first of my precious summer months slipped away so quickly, but I think I put in a solid effort to make each and every day count. The weekends were busy with trips to place likes Palm Springs and Julian, but the weekdays were even busier as I packed in a combination of work, friends, studying, and activities. I’ve also been meeting my health and fitness goals for the summer thus far. To do all of this, I’ve had to optimize my time very carefully. How do I keep track of all this? Spreadsheets and very careful planning.
Each passing semester of school feels like a new chapter for me, but summers are usually markedly different. It couldn’t feel any more like summer now that I live steps away from the beach and an increasingly crowded boardwalk! I love hearing all the beach-goers walking by and being reminded that San Diego is the best place to be in the summer (I hope to remember this once June gloom sets in). I am definitely looking forward to all of the free weekends I currently have on the calendar…it has been months since I’ve seen one of those! Lastly, I am excited for a change of schedule, even though it means waking up at 6 am. Maximize daylight hours, right? My favorite thing about school being out is no little voice in the back of my head reminding me that I should be studying, but this summer I must keep listening to it as I have to study for the GRE! As annoying as studying in the summer is, I am also doing a full-time internship – which is basically like getting paid to learn! Joe and I now work at the same company (though we are across the campus from each other) and can take embarrassing (and blurry) “first day of work together” pictures like this.
Let summer 2014 begin!