Duluth & Making the Move

I’m back! Duluth was awesome! Although I wish the weather would have been better and we could have stayed a bit longer on Sunday. We got up there Friday and the weather was beautiful that afternoon! I hadn’t been to Duluth in about 10 years so I was happy to be there and taking as many pictures as I could. That night we took it easy, only going out for dinner and quick drink.

Saturday we got up and almost missed our runners because we had the start time of the race wrong. The weather was less than idea, cold and rainy, but we still managed to get out and see the runners. We spent a bit of time at the local mall before going out for the evening when the weather cleared up for a good photo session. I was definitely in a vacation mood enjoying some drinks and unhealthy bar food.

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I’m starting my move this weekend and I’m sure I’ll be very busy up until my vacation to San Francisco. I’m only doing a partial move this weekend with most of my belongings that I need to go to work and get ready everyday. In three weeks I’ll finish moving my large furniture items and finish up with deciding on what to keep and what to donate. Since I’m moving in with Jake who has a houseful of belongings already, we’re going to have to work out what to keep and how to organize everything together. We also have a few small house repairs to take care of and some painting to do. The most exciting of the house items is my new IKEA Alex drawer that I purchased this week! I can’t wait to put that thing together and organize the crap out of my makeup collection. Seriously, IKEA’s marketing department must love whoever posted that first makeup collection with their Alex drawers.

I’m working on some new blog posts ideas and continue writing every now and then when I have some time. Next weekend is the Fourth of July, a three-day weekend for me and I’ll spending time at my friend’s cabin roughing it in a tent for a few days. I hoping to still get another blog post up before next weekend, and especially before the San Francisco trip in two weeks!

Summer is Almost Over

I know that nobody wants to hear it, but summer is coming to an end.  Most colleges start classes in about three weeks, many 18-year-old’s will be starting classes for the first time. Today is last day of of Warped Tour, which to many music fans is the end of summer.  I realized yesterday that I need to start wearing my summer dress and crop tops before I can no longer wear them next month when the leaves start to change.  I’m not that sad about it; my favorite season is fall.  I’ve already seen some fall scented products out in stores.

This summer has been one of the better in my recent memory.  My job has been going very well.  I won’t get into the details of my job or where it is I work, but I will say that I’ve gotten two new titles over the course of summer.  I feel welcomed at my job and like I’m making a difference, which is really what I look for in many aspects of my life.

I unintentionally took quite a few weeks off from my part-time job because my life starting getting busier than I expected.  The first weekend of July was Independence Day which I spent with my friends having a barbecue.  The second weekend I went up to my friend’s cabin for our annual summer party.  My boyfriend introduced me to these seasonal parties a few months after we started dating, and they are one of highlights of every season.  I spent time paddle boarding and kayaking on the lake at this cabin, something that not many people could see me doing; I’m more of an indoor girl.  The third week of July was my boyfriend’s birthday as well as Warped Tour in Minnesota; they actually landed on the same day.  I don’t get too giddy over bands anymore, but when I got offered to watch my favorite band, The Devil Wears Prada, on stage I couldn’t contain myself.  It’s not the first time I’ve been on stage for a performance, but it’s much better when it’s your favorite band.  Then next week of July I got to go to Warped Tour again, this time in Milwaukee.  I can’t say that Wisconsin is my favorite place to go, but there is Dunkin’ Donuts there so I had that for two days.

As we move into August, I still have so many good plans for the remainder of summer.  My dad’s birthday is this upcoming week, as well as our family’s picnic next weekend. My boyfriend and I are attending a wedding in a few weeks, and we’re getting very well dressed for it.  I got my dress on a bargain and I must say we look quite amazing dressed at our best.  I’m going to see who used to be my favorite band Linkin Park at the Minnesota State Fair.  This is the second time I’ll be seeing them, and I will probably be very giddy that day.  Finally, I’m planning a new tattoo either this month or early next month.

Even though its 86 degrees today with humidity, within a month or so the leaves will be changing colors and I will have pumpkin anything.  Enjoy the rest of your summer.  Cherish the warm weather and sunshine.  Get outside to a lake.  Live your life.