Hello all! I hope you had a great new years! Things have officially starting picking up speed and oh boy… But before we get into that let me tell you about my break.

So, the day after Christmas, I went to Arizona with my family. This trip was off to a great start, because the hotel we were supposed to stay at, caught on fire and we had to stay somewhere else. The hotel that we ended up staying at was nice, so it wasn’t a huge issue. My mom brother and I end up getting there around 4 am, so we got a room the was close to the house keeping closet, so it was very loud, very early. We ended up switching rooms, so it was ok. The weather on the other hand, wasn’t that great. It was colder and it rained, which was really annoying. Also, most of my family got sick, so that was pretty unpleasant. When everyone got better, we all went horseback riding, which was incredible. Before I went on this trip, I was terrified of horses. My mom, her boyfriend and my brother went on a hike at camel mountain, which was incredible. Over all, I would say the trip wasn’t that bad, it could have been worse.

After Arizona, I spent some time in California with my aunt and uncle. We went on a few hikes and went on some bike rides as well. Nothing particularly exciting or new. However, it was so wonderful to have the sun on my face, I missed the heat. My only issue with my California trip was the daunting reality of coming back. I was really excited to go back to school, but there was a lot of preparation that was getting anxious about. It wasn’t the actual preparation that I was anxious about, it was being so far away and having little time what I needed to do. So my last few days in California I anxiously awaited to come back and cram a weeks worth of activities in two days. Which could have gone worse, but it was sleep or preparing, and I chose to sleep. I had some people I needed to say goodbye to, a lot of laundry to do, get prepared for school, and try to fix my sleeping habits (it didnt work that well).

I am back now and I am simultaneously excited and wrestling a bit of fear with this new semester. While I generally always feel optimistic doing something, there is something about these last few weeks where it feels like I have a rock in my stomach (everything that’s happening in the world defiantly doesn’t help). I am hoping that by doing well in school, that I can tame that fear a little bit, sort of distracting myself for a while until summer comes.

To end on a better note, things will get better. 2020 has only just begun and I am optimistic. I will leave you with the most relevant and inspirational quote:

“And I knew exactly what to do. But in a much more real sense, I had no idea what to do.”- Michael Scott

~ Alexia 🙂

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