Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Step Into My Week

Welcome back! Honestly, y'all should be saying that to me considering the short break I took from blogging, but I am going to let myself think it works both ways. I didn't intend to take most of last week off but quickly discovered that it was necessary in order to soak in and survive my last week of grad school. With four projects due in four days I knew it would be busy but add that to figuring out what my next steps are and trying to balance blogging, and it didn't take long for me to realize that a quick break was necessary. I am so happy to be back now though since I certainly miss posting while I am gone. Since I was MIA hopefully, you'll find this Step Into My Week post to fill you in on anything that you may have missed while I was gone. 

Like I mentioned, I had a number of assignments due this past week. Three papers, a project, and a presentation meant that I was up around 5:15 each morning so that I could be at Starbucks by 6:00 to get work done. Fortunately, I was able to get everything done and usually had a familiar face with me at Starbucks working. We had our last classes on Thursday which was especially exciting although it still hasn't actually hit me that I am done with school. That could be due to the fact that on Friday morning (after sleeping in a little bit) I decided to go to Furman to get work done. There is something about the library on campus that is able to get me into a productive mindset which was needed as I worked on cover letters and my mile long to do list. Lucky for me, the rest of the weekend was spent celebrating and can definitely be categorized as one of my favorite weekends of the summer. 

Friday night, a friend's mom hosted a dinner to celebrate those of us that finished our masters. We grilled out burgers, hung out, played games, and probably woke up all of her neighbors with our singing before heading downtown to meet up with some other friends. These girls are definitely what I am going to miss most about Greenville, and I can only hope that I find another crew like them when I move. 

Saturday morning I woke up and attempted to be slightly productive running errands before leaving town that afternoon. I had plans to drive to Charlotte to surprise my big, Caroline, for her birthday, so I left Greenville around 3:00 to head that way. I met her and her group of friends at a wine tasting and to say she was shocked is an understatement. I always love visiting her and the birthday celebrations planned in addition to that made it so much more fun. The wine tasting we went to was at a place called Petit Philippe and turned out to be delicious and very informational. I would not consider myself adventurous when it comes to wine, so it was nice to have the opportunity to try some different flavors and expand my palette so to speak. After that, we went to dinner at one of Caroline's favorite Mexican restaurants before heading back to she and her roommate's new apartment that is spectacular. Her old apartment was pretty great, but this one had me wanting to move in. It also gave me some unrealistic ideas of what I would want my next place to look like. They have the most incredible rooftop patio that has a view of the city skyline which is where we had cake and hung out after dinner. We went uptown briefly and were all ready when it came time to go to sleep! 


Sunday morning it was so nice not to have to rush back to Greenville to do homework. Instead, we were able to spend a good part of the day together. We went to Sunflower for breakfast and then went for a long walk catching up on life and admiring the cute houses in town. After that we hung out at her place before picking her cousin up for the airport and going to lunch with him before dropping him off at a camp he was attending. We said our goodbyes around 4:30 and I was Greenville bound again. 

This week I am packing up my apartment and grabbing meals with my friends before we graduate next Saturday. If you have any moving tricks please let me know! 

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