I don't know why, but I'm in a good mood today. Probably because the sun is shining and my internet is finally back on! I'm determined to be productive today and get a lot of stuff done and so far I'm doing well. Even though I normally like to go away on long weekends, this was a really fun couple of days - the perfect mix of social and alone time. Celebrated S' birthday on Friday night, had a nice walk in Golden Gate Park on Saturday with JazzGirl, baked apple turnovers and ate other delicious goodies at the baking date with SS on Sunday. Now, it's Monday and I'm enjoying some alone time and doing vacation research.
I decided I'm going to take a cross-country train trip the last week of September! Then, I'll end up in NYC where I will pick apples with Gremlin and hang out with my family. Only $212 for the train ticket! I've always wanted to do this, so I'm so stoked. I'm going from Emeryville to Chicago and then Chicago to New York City. It should be a lot of fun.
I'm talking to a boy on OKCupid tonight at 9pm. I hope he's normal - he's totally not my type (blond and blue-eyed... not my thing), but he seems genuine and kind. Outside of that, I'm going to a networking event for Black Ivy alums, so hopefully I'll meet new people there as well. It feels weird not to have any work travel for a while, but I'm enjoying the leisurely downtime.
For whatever reason, I'm full of sunshine and optimism and hope today. That probably means that the rug is going to get pulled out from under me any second, but so far so good!