These Days.

Hello, World.

For the past two weeks, I’ve worked as a Weekend of Welcome leader at Saint Mary’s College, which is why I haven’t been posting as frequently. My schedule has been insane, but Weekend of Welcome (WOW) ends on Monday, and then I will be back posting almost daily. My hiatus was unintentional, and so I wanted to check in to let y’all know that I’m alive and better than ever!

Drinking: A soy chai latte over ice. I basically live off of this drink these days, and given that I’ve gotten up at 5:30am and worked until 11pm the past few days (with all day training for a week and a half before that) I’ve felt pretty tired lately. The caffeine helps get me through work and the day, and without it I’d probably be a zombie, blubbering mess.

Weather: Being back in the bay area, the weather is much more to my liking. There is always a breeze, but the sun offers a blanket of warmth that reminds me that summer hasn’t quite left us yet. I really need to remember sunscreen though, because my job requires being outdoors a lot, and my pale skin is beginning to get a rosy covering.

Reading: Considering I’m currently working as a weekend of welcome leader at Saint Mary’s, the only things I’ve read recently are college forms, schedules, and to-do lists. My days are blurring together, and I’ve tried to read when I get the chance, but my hours are pretty long, and at the end of the day the only thing that I can really think about is bedtime.

Thinking About: The beginning of classes, the end of weekend of welcome, and all the things that lie between. Being a weekend of welcome leader is a truly unparalleled experience. I have met so many amazing, sweet people, and I feel more involved in Saint Mary’s than ever. While I’m really excited for classes to start, I’m a little nervous about the end of WOW because I don’t want to stop seeing all my new friends everyday. I know that classes bring with them stress, homework, and conflicting schedules, and I just hope that I still get to hangout with all the people I’ve met. A lot of change has occurred in my life recently, but I am so content and happy and carefree that I just want to hold onto this feeling and never let it go. I’m utterly content with the people I have in my life right now, and the person I am in this moment, and I hope that the stress of classes and, well, reality, doesn’t change how I’m feeling.

Excited About: Classes, meeting even more first year students, being able to sleep in, and being able to do whatever I want whenever I want!

Missing: I’m content with everything I have and what I don’t have. Let me just say, if I don’t have it anymore, it wasn’t meant to be had.

Addicted to: I’m currently addicted to Saint Mary’s and the beautiful souls found on this campus. Being a WOW leader, I’ve really begun to understand what SMC is all about, and the people that compose its community, and I am addicted to the energy and happiness that permeates this college.

How’s life for you?

Truly,

Callie Coker