Written June 12th, 2016
Last Monday began my intense 8 week internship in which I’m working 40 hours and interning 37 a week. I know. It’s crazy. But it’s the price I have to pay due to skipping classes last summer. I wanted to spend as much time as possible with friends and family in Tennessee during the wedding planning process. So before we relocated to Colorado, my advisor rearranged my schedule. She warned of the challenging time crunch I would face, and I honestly wish I had taken her more seriously. It’s been awhile since I woke up early on the weekends, and I am not a morning person.
But I refuse to regret my decision– those invaluable moments last summer were worth the lack of sleep I’m currently experiencing. Sundays are short and interning 4 hours is manageable. I’ve had this entire afternoon to do nothing but chill. I napped, grocery shopped, cooked, gardened, soaked in the tub and just sat in a chair for 30 minutes. This to me is “doing nothing” the best I can.
Despite my exhaustion, I’m still going strong. It’s important to treat yourself throughout the week, especially when the work load grows heavy, so I soaked with wine and painted my nails afterwards. Kimmi and I got together this weekend and ventured First Friday’s in Greeley with Doubles Tequila Sunrises. And with the recent upheaval in Orlando, I’m grateful to be alive and safe. I could never understand what it’s like to be persecuted for my sexual orientation, but it’s been on my mind all day. I’m engaging in a moment of silence this evening in the zen room, to honor the lives lost in the night club shooting. I also donated to the Go Fund Me Account to benefit the victims and their families. (Page set up thanks to Equality Florida)
And umm side note: If you need a good tearjerker, watch this movie called Room. But don’t watch the trailer first! Major spoilers. Room is one of the best movies I’ve seen in a really long time, and it is highly recommended, if you don’t mind crying your eyes out for two hours.
Aside from that, all is well. Feel free to scroll for pics. Or click here to read more about my internship site. This write-up focuses on our detox unit, while I’m working on the ATU side, but it’s a great article nonetheless.