It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I have an excuse, finishing up the year with The DePaulia and you know, actual school have kept me pretty busy these past couple of weeks (months? oof).
But as of 4 p.m. yesterday when I painstakingly finished my final art history paper, it’s summer! This summer is important for a lot of reasons, so it seems like a good time to start regularly posting on my blog again. Here’s what the next two-or-so months have in store for me:
1. New York City! I’m leaving (VERY) early Sunday morning to start my summer in New York as an editorial intern at Time Out New York. I’m so excited. I don’t think I’ve fully processed that I’m actually going to be in New York this summer, being so busy with school, etc. up until just yesterday, but I can’t wait to be back in one of my favorite places in the world with great people and a great opportunity to write.
2. My marathon training officially starts this summer! What was I thinking? I’m already off to a stellar start, a week behind in training, but with finals my schedule was too crazy to throw a new work out regimen in the mix. New city, new schedule, new plan. I’ll be running the Chicago Marathon in October, so there will be lots of strife in training this summer to talk about
3. It’s my last “summer break.” How scary is that? Our school-aged lives are punctuated with the customary three month break in the summer, but soon I will no longer be afforded that luxury. Hello jobs, or rather, crying with my diploma as I write for free on the Internet.
To be honest though, packing up and leaving so quickly after the year ended up is a little bittersweet. It took me a while to warm up to DePaul (almost a full two years, that might be more than a while), but I couldn’t be happier than I am right now. I have some really wonderful people in my life, a new and exciting year coming up with The DePaulia (hello, managing editor!), and just one more year of school. Chicago has really grown on me, and while I want to end up in New York, I can now honestly say I wouldn’t mind spending a few more years in Chicago. Sometimes things take time, but everything really works out. It really does. It might even end up better, if you give it some time.