8/12/2015

Adulthood and Adventuring

Happy Hump Day, y'all!


I'm on the road right now to head back down to Tempe to start getting ready for training and school! My siblings just started their next year of high school and because it's a weekday, I'm going on my own with about half of my stuff and my family will come with rest on the weekend. 

Coming and being home this summer has actually been an experience all its own. My little sister is usually the one known for being more independent, but I think my first year of college plus the time I spent in Europe really has helped me to mature and grow as a person. I feel a little less scared of the world and the future, and it's great! Of course I'm still a bit apprehensive about the school year with everything I have going on, but I feel more inclined to smile and think I can take it on.

That feeling is what inspired this post. It is a shorter one than usual (for the record: this was intentional, not a result of procrastination, I swear!), because I want to turn the tables and hear from y'all! 


How has your summer been? 
What is your current summer jam?
What's the most exciting thing you've done this vacation?
Are you ready to take on the next step in your life? 
What is something you're looking forward to do today?

I can't wait to read your answers!

xx
Catch you next time.

24 comments

  1. I love this idea! :) Hearing from readers is always fun ^_^

    How has your summer been? Fantastic! I got married almost 4 weeks ago now, so it's been a pretty good one! Plus, started blogging again. So double whammy there!
    What is your current summer jam? Anything by Lorde. Mmhmm.
    What's the most exciting thing you've done this vacation? Definitely marriage.
    Are you ready to take on the next step in your life? So ready! I'm starting my last year of school, and I am just IN LOVE with my semester coming up!! So many interesting courses.
    What is something you're looking forward to do today? Connor and I are visiting his family in BC so we're going to hike a mountain later today! :) that will be fun!

    And you can totally take on this school year! :) You'll rock it!

    Rebecca Lindenbach // Life as a Dare

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  2. Ooooooh fun!!

    How has your summer been? Fabulous, weather has been amazing here in Seattle!

    What is your current summer jam? I've had Omi's "Cheerleader" stuck in my head for days!

    What's the most exciting thing you've done this vacation? I went on a month long Mediterranean cruise back in the spring so summer has been pretty boring! My sister did graduate college so that was a fun quick trip!

    Are you ready to take on the next step in your life? I turn 30 in a few weeks and feel ready! Not anxious at all!

    What is something you're looking forward to do today? Bedtime!!

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  3. This post is so fun!

    How has your summer been?
    - It's been nothing short of perfect. I've been abroad for almost three months now, and I am so not ready to head back to reality this weekend!

    What is your current summer jam?
    - 'Cool for the summer' Demi Lovato. It's addicting!

    What's the most exciting thing you've done this vacation?
    - I spent the first month of summer in Tanzania on a safari! So fun!

    Are you ready to take on the next step in your life?
    - I have absolutely no idea. I am in my 20's, which is terrifying, but I still I feel I am 15. I am not really ready to be a grown up yet.

    What is something you're looking forward to do today?
    - I am looking forward to my daily Chipotle hehe!



    Mackenzie | www.mackenziekendall.com

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  4. Love the idea of this post!

    1. My summer has been great! I've hung out with friends, worked, and really gotten back into the swing of blogging.
    2. I went to Maine this past weekend with my family! It was a blast.
    3. I'll be starting college within the next couple of weeks and I am SCARED. Excited to see what the future brings, though!
    4. I'm looking forward to going to the gym and scheduling some blog posts!

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  5. I'm glad to hear you are in a stage of growth in your life! Best wishes for the new school year. :)

    How has your summer been?

    Awesome! My honey and I took a road trip along the California coast.

    What is your current summer jam?

    I kinda like that song "Cheerleader" :)

    What's the most exciting thing you've done this vacation?

    While in California, we stopped at a beach to watch sunbathing sea lions. It was the first time we had ever seen them in their natural habitat. Oh! And we really loved Big Sur!

    Are you ready to take on the next step in your life?

    Yes! Next week is my last day of work at a place I've been for the past 4 years. It'll be bittersweet. I'm leaving to move south to be with my long distance boyfriend of two years, who I actually met through work. :)

    What is something you're looking forward to do today?

    I hope I get out to hike after work today. It's such a lovely day in Upstate New York!

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  6. How has your summer been?
    Amazing! Super busy, because 90% of what I've done has been work work work, but I've made tons of blog progress so I'm really excited!

    What is your current summer jam?
    Meghan Trainor's Duet "Love You Like I'm Gonna Lose You" (I think that's what it's called) I love it's sound. My boyfriend and I perform/sing together, and we're going to perform this at college next month!

    What's the most exciting thing you've done this vacation?
    I went to Canada for this vacation (I was actually there for Canada Day) which was really fun and fifferent!

    Are you ready to take on the next step in your life?
    ...*nervous laugh* I really hope so!

    What is something you're looking forward to do today?
    Get off work tonight and work on this new blog post I'm writing for tomorrow!

    Courtney// As We Stumble Along

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  7. My summer has gone well so far. We spend a bit better than a week in Zanzibar, Tanzania. My summer jam is Michael Jackson's Thriller. I had a change to revisit the album on the way to Zanzibar and it's been stuck in my head ever since. I had a chance to visit key places in world history. It was truly something. For the remainder of the year, I intend to hone my blog's presence, finish my research project, and relax.

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  8. Being independent is the best! I've always been independent growing up, and now, living on my own and going to college only solidifies my independence!

    What a fun idea to do reader questions!
    My summer has been the busiest yet! I've worked 40 hr weeks almost every week and gone on a couple awesome vacations! We just got back from The Dominican Republic and it was fantastic!
    My current favorite summer jam is "Cheerleader" seriously, how can anyone not jam out to that song?
    No "big steps" for me this year!
    Today, I am most looking forward to the Hatch Chile Chicken soup I'm making! It smells sooo good as its cooking now!

    Tiffani
    www.NotYourAverageSouthernBell.blogspot.com

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  9. Ugh I can't even believe summer is over. Now that I'm working full time--it almost seems like summer flies by without anything extraordinary happening! Beach vacations even little trips here and there have been my lifesaver!

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  10. Ooh this is so fun!

    How has your summer been? Well now that I'm graduated summer isn't really a thing, but I've gotten to take some short day trips so that's been exciting.

    What is your current summer jam?
    Hmm I'm loving I can't feel my face by the Weeknd

    What's the most exciting thing you've done this vacation?
    nothing too crazy, probably going to Oklahoma in a cabin for a weekend back in May with some friends and enjoying ourselves.

    Are you ready to take on the next step in your life?
    Well I can only hope so.

    What is something you're looking forward to do today?
    Hanging out with my bf and his family and having dinner with them :)

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

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  11. Good luck moving back...it is always such a stressful time! How has your summer been?

    What is your current summer jam? --> Definitely that Cheerleader song!

    What's the most exciting thing you've done this vacation? --> Well...I had graduate school all summer long, so I guess visit my boyfriend in Chicago multiple times?

    Are you ready to take on the next step in your life? --> YES!!! Only one more year of grad school left, so a year of internships it is, I cannot wait to start actually being a SLP!

    What is something you're looking forward to do today? --> Going on my run after dinner!

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  12. Since I have a full-time real world job I don't get summers anymore..so they have been filled with lots of credit analysis and decisioning deals.

    I haven't had a vacation since my honeymoon, but I had 2 days off 2 weeks ago! #adultwins

    I love the song Earned It by the Weeknd!

    I know my super fun aduting life is awesome! ;)

    Nicole // Chronicles of Home

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  13. How has your summer been? It's been great! I've just been relaxing and spending time with my family before I go back to school!

    What is your current summer jam? Cool for the Summer x Demi Lovato and Good For You x Selena Gomez.

    What's the most exciting thing you've done this vacation? I went to the beach with my girlfriend, my family and my sister's boyfriend. It was so much fun! We got to drive around our little campsite on golf carts and join a golf cart parade!

    Are you ready to take on the next step in your life? Yes! I am starting my sophomore year of college in a week and I'm so excited!

    What is something you're looking forward to do today? I was looking forward to hanging around the pool! I don't really get to do that a lot!

    Such a cute idea!

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  14. Love this!

    How has your summer been? It's been good! Could have been better but I'm getting by... not excited for school to start, though!
    What is your current summer jam? Try by Colbie C. or Cheyenne by Jason DeRulo!
    What's the most exciting thing you've done this vacation? Traveled to NYC and slept on the smallest possible couch and only slept about an hour each night! (soo crazy, right? haha)
    Are you ready to take on the next step in your life? Yes!
    What is something you're looking forward to do today? Sleep!!!

    Lauren
    www.thefashionistasdiary.com

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  15. Absolutely love this, what a great idea!

    How has your summer been? - Very boring. I haven't stopped working lol.

    What is your current summer jam? - Ooh, I can't pick one! Breezeblocks by Alt-J, Separate Ways by Journey, and Cool For The Summer by Demi Lovato.

    What's the most exciting thing you've done this vacation? - Joined a PTSA lol. It was actually very fulfilling I get to volunteer with some wonderful kids!

    Are you ready to take on the next step in your life? - Yes! No. No, not really. Maybe, one day!

    What is something you're looking forward to do today? - Sleep! :)

    P.S: Don't worry about it, your school year will be great!

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  16. How has your summer been? Wonderful! I've been loving it, but I'm ready to go back to school

    What is your current summer jam? Hallelujah by Panic at the Disco!

    What's the most exciting thing you've done this vacation? I went to New York City for a long weekend, it was incredible!

    Are you ready to take on the next step in your life? Absolutely! I'm entering my third year of college and becoming financially independent, so that is huge for me

    What is something you're looking forward to do today? I am looking forward to going to Ybor for a photoshoot tomorrow!

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  17. What a fun post!!!
    How has your summer been?
    Great!! My first summer without a summer job!

    What is your current summer jam?
    Obsessing over anything by Deep Sea Diver after seeing them live recently!

    What's the most exciting thing you've done this vacation?
    I got married!

    Are you ready to take on the next step in your life?
    Definitely! I've been waiting to marry my husband for so many years now. So ready to start our lives together!

    What is something you're looking forward to do today?
    Well considering it is 11pm...tomorrow I am looking forward to going up to the lake and getting some things done around my new place.

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  18. Love this post! I went home for the summer this year for the first time since college. I was a great time with family and friends that I usually only spend at most a week with. &&& I Love it! For three month, I didn't have to be so independent lol.

    My summer was great! Filled with road trips and no stress!
    My summer Jam was I'm out by Cierra and Nicki Minaj
    Because of my summer I am ready to take on another school year.
    Today, nothing much but going to work.

    xoxo Dani
    www.glamrme.com

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  19. This is such fun post!

    How has your summer been?
    Wonderful!
    What's the most exciting thing you've done this vacation?
    Beach fun with friends!
    Are you ready to take on the next step in your life?
    Yes!
    What is something you're looking forward to do today?
    In late evening I'm going to celebrate my best friend's BIRTHDAY!

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  20. I totally feel the same way! I feel as though I'm becoming less scared, but at the same time I'm a bit nervous about moving back to school and RA training. But we got this girlie, don't worry!

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  21. Wishing you safe travels!

    I have been having a great summer, but I've found that summers are less exciting when you're working full time, and summer break is no longer a thing. My summer jam has definitely been "Raised on it" by Sam Hunt!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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  22. This summer (long vacation) has been great. School starts in less than 2weeks and I am super ready for it.

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  23. What a fun spin! My summer's been pretty good, traveled a few times, can't complain! I guess I like Major Lazer's "Lean On" as my summer jam. I'm post-grad and work a 9-5 so I don't really feel like I've gotten a "vacation" haha, but I can't complain!

    xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

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  24. That's so great that you are feeling more independent now! And my summer has been great! I'm out of the school life so I don't really get a long break anymore but I have been able to a couple long weekends of traveling lately!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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