5:30 a.m. Bikram hot yoga today…
photo: Dominican Republic 2014
Awaiting the storm (Miami, 2014)
Even when I’m out of town (and sipping on alcoholic beverages in a starbucks)…the studying don’t stop! Haha.
one of the highlights to my time in the DR was sneaking away to this gorgeous paradise that lies behind one of the villages we worked in. no one would ever guess that hidden behind all that poverty was something so amazing that even non-believers would have to acknowledge God. it was indeed the prettiest beach i’ve ever seen. it was literally empty and i spent my time collecting smooth , green pebble like pieces of glass and i couldn’t resist getting in with my clothes on. i doubt i’ll ever see that beach again, but its little moments like this that i will remember always.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my summer off work!! This is truly the BIGGEST perk to being a traveler! So although I am not working this summer, I have kept extremely busy. I’m in school full time, I’ve made a trip to Jamaica for my girl’s wedding, mission trip in DR, spending as much time as possible with my best friend Melanie and my god baby, lunch dates with friends, so far we’ve had 3 cook out’s at the big house, I’m being worked out and starved by my little sister, 4th of July fireworks with college bf (gasps), spending lots of time with my mom and dad, taking tons of pics but barely posting any…and the list goes on. You get the gist! Have I missed work any? Not. One. Bit. This break was much needed. Not to mention some divine interventions and self reflection. While September will be here before I know it and I’ll be back to the old grind, I still have several weeks to enjoy my time off! Heading to Miami this weekend for some good girl time and much needed beach bumming. Plus I have a lot more people to hang with while I’m in Memphis, new bars to visit, kiddie birthday parties to attend, a book to finish (reading, not writing), and memories to make.
- the drifter