I hate that I’ve been so absent lately, but this is literally the first moment I’ve had to slow down all week. It’s always amazing how you can have nothing going on for weeks, then all of a sudden, you have 15 things happening at the same time.
I’ve been working hard on figuring out exactly what I want to do and finding a good job. I’ve been trying to network with public affairs departments around the area and making sure that I’m heading in the right direction. That’s been consuming my day-to-day, along with doing research and working on my job application materials.
Also this week, one of my cousins came to town who I hardly ever get to see. Literally, it’s probably been about 5 years since I’ve seen him. Thus the mantra of the week became, “Twice a decade!” because that’s how often this happens. He’s working on his Ph.D. out in Seattle, so I guess that keeps him busy or something. But since he was here for only a few days, I wanted to take advantage of every opportunity to spend time with him and the rest of my family. So that included just about every day this week.
And to top it all off, today is my brother-in-law’s wedding. Jarrod and I are both in the wedding and we’ve been trying to stay on top of our wedding party duties. Plus, his family is in town from New York, so we’ve been spending time with them as well. This included the dinner that we hosted at our house on Thursday for about 20 or so people, the rehearsal and dinner last night, and of course everything going on today as we get ready.
Come tomorrow, I’m not going to know what to do with all of my free time. But today, we’ve got another busy day with a million and one things to do, so I should probably sign off from here and get to it.