October has been my favorite month since I was a freshman at MSU. I remember coming back to school on a sunny afternoon when the air was crisp and the wind was cool. As I stepped to the back of my car to grab my luggage, I remember looking around, noting how amazing it felt outside and realizing how much I loved October.
Come this October 10th, it will be two years since that terrible accident that changed a lot of my life. You would think that something like that, plus the fact that I’m not a huge fan of Halloween, might steal away my love for this month, but it hasn’t. I’m not sure why I love it so much, but I do. It’s just perfect.
Even today. Even when I’m exhausted from the wedding celebrations I attended this last weekend, even though I’ve been sitting in class and at my internship, and even if I have an essay due and two quizzes that need to be studied for by tomorrow. I’m still happy, I still am loving this first day October.
This weekend was amazing. At first, I was really unsure of going to the wedding – Taste of St Louis was this weekend, it was a lot of time in the car with my crazy family and it’s stressful to leave for a weekend during an insanely busy semester. But I am so incredibly glad that I did. We stayed in a cabin on the top of Mount Nebo, I ate so much food and drank soooo much beer, I met new friends, I saw my cousins that I hadn’t seen in years along with my aunt and uncle, and took two glorious hikes! Plus, I was able to spend the weekend with my amazing parents, sister and nieces. I couldn’t be happier about my decision to go, even if mom and I bickered a few times and I said that I should have stayed home.
The next month (well, ten weeks, actually) are going to be incredibly busy – yay for 18-credit hour semesters, internships, a job I barely get to work, family time, getting a campus organization off the ground and looking for a new place to live while trying to get into shape and get good grades! CRAZINESS, I’m telling ya. Therefore, I’m still going to be pretty vacant, but will try to keep this updated more often. But it’s all worth it and so close to being over! YAY!