Lucky us, we got dinner and a show when my cousin's friend broke my aunt's lawn swing and they had to run out and replace it. After those shenanigans we finished our BBQ with a blazing campfire thanks to my aunt's wood gathering, a container of lighter fluid, and moi. It took a while to catch but those years of Girl Scout skills finally paid off in the end. Finally after the fire our show continued with a fireworks display arranged by cousin and his friends, somewhat redeeming the whole swing fiasco... All and all it was a great Memorial Day BBQ and we already made plans for another to celebrate the Fourth of July before I leave for Spain. I love spending time with my family!
The car ride back I had an epiphany about graduating. It was one of the first moments that I was actually able to see that I'm really just starting off my life. It was just this feeling of so much more to come, it's a wonder what some great music can do to get you in such a fantastic mood! For the first time since finishing at URI I'm really looking forward to the upcoming summer and whatever surprises my future holds. Time to start looking more into Fulbright and those education links in Spain that my boyfriend's mom gathered for me. It's funny to think that a year ago today I was on a plane flying to Europe for the first time. I never thought my life would be so full of travel and adventure, it's getting really exciting to see all the potential adventures I still have ahead for me!