|Blouse & Necklace: c/o Oasap Jeggings: American Eagle Boots: Urbanog Bag: thrifted|
I don't know if anyone else saw the same bits and pieces in fashion magazines, but apparently butterfly print is a thing. Or at least, it will be. I don't know, but when it catches hold, I'll be ready with this cute new blouse from Oasap! Plus, you know how I am with statement jewelry, so this Egyptian-like stranded necklace is perfection. I can't get over how bold it is! The only thing is I have to be careful when I hang it up so the strands don't get tangles up in a gnarly web of gold.
Ever since this semester started, I feel like I haven't had a chance to breathe. Its just been bam, bam, bam, rush from one thing to another. A break in between class? Better do an office hour for Senate. Oh, you have a solid hour to yourself? Go attend that Business Club meeting you've been meaning to do. Then after three PE classes in a row, better go home and shower so you don't scare everyone out of the Art Building once Drawing class starts - which is in half an hour.
Speaking of a packed schedule, I had a fun time and learned a lot at the leadership retreat I went to with Senate and some other councils from my college. We were all split up and got to interact with new groups, so being my awkwardly social self, I enjoyed it. After a few speakers and activities in the morning, we all headed down to the Snake River to kayak and paddleboard! It was so relaxing yet energizing.
So I got to go paddleboarding for the first time ever, and now I'm interested enough in it to start checking out equipment for my own use next summer. Seriously, that is the life right there. Just hop on a paddleboard and float out on a river for a bit. I joined a group that was hanging out under the Perrine Bridge and we watched about 10 base jumpers take that frightening leap into the air. Each one landed safely in the targeted area thankfully, but it was quite the sight to see!
Lying on my back, floating in the water under the warm sun, and surrounded by new friends, I felt a spark of hope in my chest that this year could shape up to be the one I've been looking forward to. One that will have its struggles, of course, but also one where new experiences and friendships could be had.
But I trust in you, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in your hand; rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors!