Holy cow, we are already halfway through 2018! My dad has always had a running joke throughout my childhood that once the Fourth of July hits, summer is over, and then it will be time for winter again. I’ve always tried my hardest not to listen to this piece of “advice” but, the older I get, and the way my summer breaks fall for work, the more I am starting to believe this is true – which sucks!
June came and went in what seemed like a day. It was by far the craziest, most stressful month I’ve had in a long while. Between moving, decorating, making big purchases, getting into a new routine, and becoming acclimated to my new home in North Buffalo, I feel like I didn’t really have much time to enjoy the time that was flying by all around me.
Moving took more out of me than I really thought it would, as we had the keys for quite some time before I officially took the time to move in. I figured that with my boyfriend moving all his things in first, including most of the furniture and all of the heavy lifting, my move would be an absolute breeze. Which, really, it was. It just seemed like the entire process of unpacking, building furniture, organizing, and putting on some finishing touches has taken literally forever. We still have a box of decorations in the corner of our living room waiting to be unpacked but, until those pieces find their [semi]forever home, there they sit. But really, it’s okay. I’ve come to terms with it.
A trip to IKEA, the end of the school year, the Buffalo Sabres getting the first pick in the NHL draft, Father’s Day, and some grad parties later, June really wasn’t a bad month. Here’s to hoping that this July, I will take time to appreciate what is going on in the world around me and learn to slow down. xoxo.