I hope HWS realizes that all this work they have us doing is killing us. I am so damn tired. After sitting in 1 room for 3 days and all the training before and after, I’ll be surprised if I dont sleep in on the first day of classes.
Regardless I dont have any classes that day! WHOOP!
I just want to thank you for putting things into perspective for me this past summer. I didn’t know where I would stand before summer started because of the terrible school year I had at HWS. It was so rough that I almost thought about not going back. I knew I had to do things to take my mind off of HWS, even if it was just for the summer. My faith was regenerated during the summer, and I just want to thank you for pushing me into realizing that I need to practice patience and understanding in life, and the lives around me.
I have done a lot of things this summer which has taken me out of the academic element but also pushed me back into it. Hanging out with my girls (and Jose) from school from time to time just showed me how a close knit group can push each other to success and I am looking forward to that in the upcoming school year.
Going to Miami was life changing for me. It tested my will, patience, and compassion for those around me. It was such a surreal experience for me and one that I will never forget. I still can’t believe how close I have gotten with my family down there, and I am so glad that it’s happened. Going down there for the 2nd year in a row (under different circumstances) has given me such perspective on a family’s love and closeness with one another. Doing things for the first time like swimming off the coast of the keys and feeding giraffes are things I will never forget.
I didn’t expect to have a great summer because I started with a negative outlook on it all. I didn’t have a job, no money, and most of my friends lived in other boroughs so I didn’t know what was in store for me. I came to find out that any thing is possible from going to the Keys to meeting new people at a party.
I am so glad to know the people you have put in my path because they give me perspective and compassion. Hopefully you will continue to bless me as I go through the next stages.
Did I get so shitfaced last night that I managed to call my cousin in Miami and maintain an actual conversation w/ her. Then go home and write her a message on FB. They tell you not to drunk dial, but dang that was a crazy night! Never mind the fact that I managed to update my FB and twitter periodically (that takes skill lmao).
It doesn’t matter anyway, I’m still on vacation so F- it.
I am home and wishing I was back in Miami (prob. sleeping by now, but still). I miss it.
I had a reflection period when I was on the plane. I have been to Miami for 2 years straight and I can now see why my mother went on her little getaways there—- it’s because the feeling of being away from the stress and entering a world where family is all around you, being loving and affectionate. Granted, I can get that in NY, but it’s a different kind of feeling. I look at myself and I look at my cousins and I just get speechless, like how can a group of girls who grew up so far apart still manage to get together and act like they grew up with one another? It’s so crazy how God puts people in your path at the right time.
I had such a great vacation with my family, and we all bonded in so many different ways. From the trip to the Keys (best moment of my life) to the trips to the zoo (first time feeding animals) to the multiple trips to the mall (moonlight magic=love), I could never get enough. People ask me what I did and if it was fun, but even if I did nothing I would still be happy because I got to spend time with my family. I dont care if people think it’s boring (they can f—- off for all I care), I love spending time with people who I love and who love me. I mean in all seriousness, who doesn’t love that?
I learned a lesson with this trip, even the most far cousins can have a relationship like you were immediate relatives. It doesn’t matter the distance, what matters is the quality. When I get older, I will instill those ideals into my kids, and hopefully they will have what I have experienced with my family.
Live. Love. Life. Miami 2010—- Over and out.
P.S. —- One love to the following tumblr peeps: doyoudoodle, anayamia, and irelis (couldn’t come up with something good huh). Love you three.
♪♪ All the crazy shit I did tonight, those would be the best memories ♪♪
I just looked through my phone photos and I must have over 50 pics of miami shots! I’m trying to wonder why I have so many, but then I realized most of them are only of two people. I say this is me cherishing the little time I have to spend with my fam even when we are worlds apart.