It’s the glorious time of the year that people like to label the beginning of their lives. High school seniors are graduating and contemplating their futures while college students are graduating and entering the workforce. My reasoning for this being an exciting time for me is slightly aligned with that of high school seniors.
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Hi everyone. It’s been a while. I wanted to post some sort of life update and explanation for why I haven’t posted anything in the past two months. It was my intention to post two to three times per month, but recent trials have made that close to impossible. I hope that you all will accept this apology and explanation for my absence.
School, work, and personal obligations have all contributed to the positive and negative stress that I experienced over my hiatus. I worked long hours at a writing center, coped with a recent car accident that I was involved in (yes, another one), and attempted to keep my school workload under control. I also chose the school that I would like to finish my undergraduate work at and prepared myself for accommodating those changes.
The stress is subsiding, and I am currently embracing the off-time that I will have from school and work this summer. The first three months of 2017 were interesting, to say the least. These last few months didn’t offset me from my goals completely, but did serve as minor setbacks.
My family and I try to take trips up the coast to Santa Barbara to visit my grandparents as often as we can. My mother is a Santa Barbara native and (lucky for us) has parents that never sold the house that she grew up in. The two-hour trek is often difficult to fit into our busy schedules; my dad wasn’t even able to make it this time. Despite this, we still try to drive up as often as possible while we still can. My grandmother suffers from dementia, a memory-loss disease that’s hereditary in my family. It was initially difficult to cope with her cumbersome inability to remember; however, years into the disease, my family has found ways around it.
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