Well.. it has been quite a long time since I last blogged and I am trying to regain motivation and inspiration to make this a steady thing. Since my last post was in June, a lot of time has passed!
July was spent mostly working and stealing time to spend at the beach to retain what little of my summer tan I still have. BB and I went to a Donovan Frankenreiter concert at the HOB July 9 which was a lot of fun and very relaxing. My sisters went to Ambassador Camp which is their most favorite time of the year. I also spent a lot of time with our new puppy Bella. She is a French Brittany Spaniel and the cutest thing in the world!
August brought the end of summer and the big move back the Raleigh to resume classes. My best friend who I have posted about before, Adri, was in a pageant at the beginning of August. She looked absolutely amazing and I am still puzzled as to why she didn't receive a crown? Oh well, it just wasn't meant to be and there is a better plan for her ahead! I have left NCSU and am now a student at WTCC doing my prerequisites to get into the nursing program. In my first post I wrote about being stressed from school and not knowing which direction I should go but this summer lead me to choose the nursing program which ultimately I feel is the best decision I have made in all 4 years of college. The only downside is that I seem to feel that I have wasted hours and course credits and money that won't go towards my progress in the program. But on the other side of things, I wouldn't be where I am today if I hadn't gone through all of those trials and tribulations. Long story short, this semester is proving successful and I already feel like I am right where I need to be. I am only taking 2 courses this semester because I only need 5 courses total until I can apply to the actual nursing program. So the next 4 months will be filled with Anatomy and Physiology and Developmental Psychology.
September so far has brought a long weekend with the Labor Day holiday and the best thing of the fall, college football! NCSU had their first game Sept. 4 against Western Carolina and WON with a score of 48-7. It was a great day spent tailgating with old friends and family and it just felt like home being back at Carter-Finley Stadium. The absolute BEST part of September so far is that the weather is cooling down! Maybe temporarily but it is a welcome change to the sweltering temperatures we have had all summer. Being back in the city makes it even more miserably hot because there is no ocean breeze to cool things down!
Donovan Frankenreiter concert
The newest addition to our family, Bella
Picking up my sisters from Ambassador Camp
Pool day with my sisters and BB
Cheering on Adri at the pageant
A night spent in Charleston
Tailgating for the first football game