I go a little nuts in the summer. I just want to be outside all day and all night and live like a heathen child in the woods or on the beach. (Preferably the beach.) I want to run around halfa naked, (as my nephews would say,) bask in the golden sun and stare at the stars. I want to sleep outside, let my hair go wild, (with the help of Bumble and Bumble Surf spray of course,) be continuously sunburned, barefoot, pick wildflowers, listen to the wind in the trees and the ocean splashing on the beach, and as creepy as it sounds, explore the woods at night with only the stars as my light.
Alas, I am in school and working. So I have been very busy with trying to keep up with my Law class and not getting cabin fever. We have been out of town for the last 3 weekends in a row and every other waking moment is spent on homework!
The first weekend was my b-day and my dearest Jo invited me down to Ootah so she could chill with me and make me dinner. I never refuse food and spending time with her, so off we went!
Also that weekend, Trent threw me the most amazing b-day party before we went to Utah! It included longboarding, presents, cake, decoration, good friends, and lots of love!
The next weekend we went camping up at Heise with our good friends Chelse and Ryley. Me and Chels worked our magic and set up the tents while Trent and Ryley made a massive fire that gave me wicked anxiety. We had massive mallows and delicious hot dogs!
This past Friday and Saturday our friends Amy and Daniel invited us out to Palisades for camping and boating. We camped by the lake in a little nook of trees with billions of mosquitoes who thought it was a comfy place too. Me and Amy went nuts with the bug spray and then we all ate massive mallows...again...turkey dogs, cookies, and chilled around the fire. Then on Saturday, Ryley and Chelse and Jules came up and we met Amy's awesome parents who took all of us on their sweet boat for a day of tubing, wakeboarding, and sunbathing.
More pics to come fo sho'! I am off to study for my law test that's tomorrow...
Today I was thinking about kindness. Random, right? I think it encompasses a whole lot, like being thoughtful and polite. Bad manners bug the crap out of me! But I am really bad at being thoughtful, I would truly do anything for almost anyone, I just don't think about these things! I also think it involves more than just giving money, it involves time and effort.
I have seen a lot of examples of kindness in my life but the one that surprised me most was when I was working at a gas station and a bunch of punk kids came in. They were usuals so I wasn't worried about them. One of them was a 15 year old boy who I had heard lived in the trailer park with his drunk mom and worked a lot while going to high school. My heart always went out to the kid but he had such a rough exterior that I didn't think to try and be nice to him.
I was talking to my co-worker about how my tummy was hurting because I was so hungry and how Trent was working too so he couldn't bring me anything and how I was getting grumpy and out of it. This young man overheard me and then left with his friends.
He came back 10 minutes later with a bag full of Taco Bell and just left it on the counter and kind of smirked at me. I told him I wanted to pay him back and that I was thankful for the thought but he just shrugged and said don't worry about it! I couldn't get over how just inherently nice this kid was and how even though he grew up in a crappy environment he was still kind and thoughtful.
Anyway, this is a goal I have, to be thoughtful and giving.