Road trippin’

1 Sep

Everyone needs a break from life. Well I have been running just about non stop since March… I know it doesn’t really seem like a long time, however every summer I work at a summer camp, and on duty for just about 22 hours a day for a total of about 5 days, Sunday to Friday. I love my job and the opportunity it gives me each summer. However after six summers, I am just tired all the time and even with a little bit of rest I always feel like I am running on empty. Anyways it was building up to make me a very stressed and tired individual, and it was taking its toll on my mental stability. I had started thinking of taking a roadtrip to see my wonderful friend Matt Fowler for his 21st birthday, despite being up for 26 hours it was well worth it. i forgot how much I missed certain people.

I went on my first road trip a week ago. I started at home in Rhode Island, left on Sunday 22nd of August at 3 am and arrived in Bristol, Virginia a little after 4pm. The drive down was perfect, no traffic, no accidents. I was greeted by Mr. Smith before I even saw any of my friends. Then I saw Sonja, Matt and Katy. The entire week was a bit busy for a few people, so Katy and I hung out for the majority of the week. A few of us went contra dancing in Asheville, NC, I was able to see some of my friends, and the dancing was good. Katy and I went dancing in Asheville again on Thursday and that dance was I think better than the Monday night dance, they were still pretty evenly matched. I went swimming at the lake Friday and Saturday, went to a baseball game Saturday night, (where Matt continually told me he was wishing a foul would hit me in the face) he really is such a wonderful friend. Then we went to a friends house for a bit to hang out. Sunday morning I said my good byes and started my journey home. In Maryland I stopped for the night, and got to my best friend Jason, who I haven’t seen in at least two years, got the best hugs in the world. And certainly ended my road trip on a great note, unless you count the horrid drive through New Jersey and New York good. I made it home safe and sound Monday afternoon.

All in all the road trip was well worth it and I got to see a few of my favorite people. Physically I am still exhausted (I don’t think that will ever really go away), mentally I am feeling recharged. Now to get back to job searching, grad school applications and life.


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