If we were having coffee, I’d feel a bit guilty about it. I’ve been way too social these past two weeks (there’s a certain boy to blame) and keep finding myself putting off writing, reading, and commenting. I wanted to use this summer to get ahead of myself for the fall, when I’ll be so incredibly busy that I’m worried the blog will fall by the wayside. My original plan would have me done with August and starting September by now, but I’m not even finished with July’s posts yet, including a Feminist Friday coming July 31!
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you about another social adventure: meeting Corina! After much talk about getting together, I’ve finally gotten to meet two bloggy friends in real life. We met at Rogue Distillery & Public House for a delicious lunch and conversation. I kinda feel like Corina is my blog mama now–she was at Stanford at the same time as my parents (although they graduated a year & two years ahead of her) and she even treated me to lunch. And, of course, we forgot the requisite selfie, which means we’ll have to meet up again.
If we were having coffee, I’d update you on work. This week was even tougher than others, because my supervisor was gone for two days of the week and I was chosen to fill in for him for part of the day, meaning I had to manage staff/camper ratios to determine when to send my coworkers home and then lock up the building once all the kids were gone. It was tough, and stepping into someone else’s role made me appreciate what he does a bit more.
I also got to take my campers on a field trip to the Hoyt Arboretum in Portland, and it was so exciting. They filled out an activity sheet and were sworn in as “Tree Buddies,” promising to protect the forest and love its natural beauty. The public transportation part of the trip was a bit harrowing, but we managed. Next week is my last week as a camp counselor (possibly forever) and it’s extremely bittersweet.
If we were having coffee, I’d turn things over to you. What would you tell me over coffee?