What did you do after you graduated college?
I went home for three weeks (the longest amount of time I had spent in my home in three years). Attempted to visit the local watering hole and realized that I’m just not about that life anymore.
Then I went to work for a summer camp of sorts. I pictured it being an UH-MAZING summer job; hanging out with foreign kids, running around New York City, and giving them a remarkable and memorable experience in the states. I would blog about our travels and the funny misunderstandings that inevitably take place between a kid from Estonia and a kid from Brazil. Most of the above happened minus the blogging. I didn’t expect the job to be so damn exhausting. I also didn’t expect to have a staff that partied just as hard as they worked (which I’m insanely thankful for). This part of my summer ended all too quickly, unfortunately.
So I went back home for three weeks (as if I didn’t hate the first go around enough—sorry Mom). I focused on prepping for my second trip to the Legends of the Summer Tour with mi madre and finishing up the masterful artwork that is my walls. I also spent a lot of time freaking out and essentially hating the fact that I was no longer in college. I think I spent a week in my room…straight. I should have spent more time packing and prepping for the MOST GIGANTIC MOVE OF MY LIFE…at least thus far.
Just about a week ago I flew down to New Orleans to begin my year-long commitment to service and living in community with three Edmund Rice Christian Brothers. In my last posting about people having the control over decisions, that’s what I was referencing. I’m an absolute weirdo, so I don’t often talk about big situations when they’re brewing, in fear that I’ll compromise the outcome. Thankfully, the Brothers accepted me into their volunteer program in one of the greatest cities this country has to offer.
What I’m most excited about is this experience schedules plenty of time for reflection and chillin (unlike the last four years of my life). This means I’ll finally be able to uphold the one thing I’ve been trying to get my ass in gear with: writing consistently. So be prepared for insights into religious life, living with two volunteers who I went to college with, and what life in New Orleans for a non-native is like. And of course, anything pertaining to Justin Timberlake ;] Although, for my fan psychoticness—check out my fan blog on Tumblr.
So here’s to peace and new beginnings!
Miss Enlund ;]