I’m currently sitting outside on this last day of spring break, and I’m feeling all kinds of emotions.
Sad that spring break is over, overjoyed that the weather has been beautiful, grateful for amazing friends, anxious for the second half of the semester, and excited for what’s to come.
But can I brag about these people in my life who I call my friends (I think they call me their friend too, but who really knows)? These last few days of spring break have been wonderful in every way, but mostly in how down-to-earth, fun, and faithful my friends are. I’ve said this so many times before, but they constantly inspire me to be better and grow closer to God.
Friday started with some homework, maybe? I don’t remember. Regardless, the important part of the day was Mass and lunch with my friend Katie!
We chatted about the very depths of our souls over some bomb salads from Sweetgreen. I forgot to take picture with her, so my type-A-blogger self is sad.
The rest of the day involved Kan-Jam, a trip to the gym (too many heavy squats ➔ sore for DAYS), homework, and early bedtime.
I worked from 10-3 before playing outside in the perfect weather (again). I also stopped by Whole Foods to buy a box of salad greens, Fage Greek yogurt (that was on sale!), fresh strawberries (also on sale) and Nature’s Path mixed berry buckwheat freezer waffles (also on sale #collegebudget). Those four things were my sustenance for the weekend.
crumbs everywhere on my bed
Yogurt, nut butter, waffles, berries, and leaves— nothing out of the ordinary for me anyway.
Saturday night brought some fun festivities! My friends and I went out for drinks…
…and I was the only one in our group under 21, which explains my Shirley Temple pictured above.
*waitress taking orders*
Friend 1: Guinness, please.
Friend 2: I’ll also have a Guinness.
Friend 3: Guinness.
Friend 4: Guinness for me too.
Me: …Can I get a Shirley Temple?
Honestly, that’ll probably be me when I’m 21 anyway.
Nevertheless, ’twas a grand ol’ night, complete with live Irish music and dancing. I’m grateful for my older friends who let me have fun with them despite me being an infant.
They went to another bar at 11, at which time I actually needed to go home. #NoFakeID
That one hour loss, guys. IT GOT ME.
Nothing a good breakfast can’t fix though!
Better yet— Mass with friends… and more perfect weather!
After Mass, I knew that I had to move and groove outside. It seemed like all of Boston was saying hello to the blue skies!
I ran into more friends, who were willing to put up with my selfie shenanigans in the middle of their workout.
We all burpee’d a lot.
Lunch was the rest of my salad greens, Snap Pea Crisps, and an almond butter Perfect Bar.
I was planning on doing some more studying, but I didn’t need to do any work… So I went back outside 😀
As soon as I whipped out my phone, this squirrel that was stuffing its face stared me down and looked like it was about to kill me.
It was also my friend Lauren’s birthday!!!
four-eyed friends ♥︎
The dining halls opened last night (praaaaaise), so a few of us chowed down.
Then I joined my saintly friends for Back Bay Mobile Soup Kitchen for a little while before coming back to
do some work attempt to do work while waiting for RACHEL TO COME HOME!
She was on a mission trip in Guyana for spring break, so I had not talked to her/seen her/contacted her/known every detail of her life for what seemed like FOREVER. She shared her experiences from the mission trip, and I almost cried. God worked through her in such profound and incredible ways.
She also saw a lot of stars 🙂
Back to the grind today. Sophomore year will come to a close in just six weeks, help.
Hope you all have a kick-butt week! I’m going to need a couple kicks in the butt just to get out of bed.
So tell me:
Something you loved about this weekend.
Something you love about your friends.
Have you ever been “that” person under 21?
Have you ever been on a service or mission trip?