Day 47-51: Long weekends make me happy. I originally planned to go back home to Kentucky for Memorial Day, but ended up doing a staycation instead. I got so much stuff done around the house–I wish I had a four-day workweek all the time. My house would be spotless! For Memorial Day, my boyfriend and I relaxed and grilled veggie kebabs. This long weekend was the perfect blend of work and play.
Day 52: Office days make me happy. This was my first day back after the long weekend and I’m so glad I didn’t have to jump into teaching right away. Having the time to get through my backlog of email and work on projects (with quickly approaching deadlines) was a great way to come back from vacation.
Day 53: Lifelong friends make me happy. I’ve known my best friend (Gabby) since fourth grade. We went through middle and high school together, but ended up at different colleges and now live in different states. Our bond is still just as strong though; she is the sister I never had. We chatted on the phone and it was like no time had passed, even though the last time I saw her was at Christmas. I’m so happy that she’s still in my life after all these years!