It is odd attending a wedding as a non-wedding party member. I don’t know what to do with myself. I’m at that age where most of my friends are getting hitched and the last few I attended involved me participating at some way. But let me tell you, not being a bridesmaid is so…low key.
I just showed up. I ate. I danced. And then I left. No clean up, no prep, no extra care over hair. Weird stuff. I still feel a little guilty leaving without at least stacking a chair or sweeping or something.
In other news, happy wedding day, Jon and Noelle!
‘Shoot, I’m missing another wedding,’ I realize with a pang. Leaving the country for 5 months comes at a high cost when you are at an age where everyone is getting married!
Thankfully, in this age of the internet, it is not difficult to send my regrets! I RSVP online; I glance through the gift registry online; I order a present online and it goes straight to the bride and groom with a nice little note. It all takes only a few minutes!
I cannot imagine the hassle of trying to figure it all out from abroad. Hurray for the internet and capitalism – keeping me in touch even when far away!
I am officially done with my 1L year.
Technically, finals ended two weeks ago but I spent the last two weeks participating in an intensive application process (called write-on) for the law school journals.
In-between I flew to Tennessee and stood up in a friend’s wedding…
And visited with my old roomie
And got glasses. (No photo evidence yet.)
Now I am off again……..to Colorado Springs! I’ve got 12 hours of traveling ahead of me tomorrow as the cheapest flight I could find involved two, long layovers.
But I’m excited. After going-going-going for so long, I look forward to a chill day of reading. I’m packing 13 books for the flight. (Probably won’t get to them all, but a girl can dream.)
Then I will arrive and start my summer adventure! I am working for Young Life as a Legal Intern. I’m excited; I will be learning something new while working for an amazing ministry.
Since I won’t have the excuse of no internet this summer, I’ll try and be better about keeping y’all updated.
On to new adventure!
Today was very…long. I toured a law school, drove for over 3 hours in pouring rain, and attended a friend’s wedding rehearsal. I know there are many stories to be told but I can’t seem to focus on any of them. I am so sleepy!
My Air BnB experience was fun but I am glad to be in a hotel room right now where I don’t have to worry about social nuances…like whether or not it is rude to not socialize with my host. I assume it differs in each situation but…
More about that later! Probably. When I am not typing on a phone.
Anyway, sleep calls. Goodnight, y’all!