I really have been terrible at keeping up with LJ this summer, haven't I? I guess I've just kinda' lost my bloggin' bug... it's unfortunate. I haven't kept up with any of you. (except the people I know IRL. how ironic.)
So... yeah. I'm still gonna' keep and use my LJ from time to time, but if you really want to keep up with my life, Facebook would be your best bet. I'm on there all the time omg. Also, I just got a tumblr account. [raynala.tumblr.com]. I'm also thinking of trying twitter again. *shrug*
I guess it's just gotten to the point where I enjoy simpler, to-the-point blogstuffs.
Back to Pensacola first thing in the morning! Yay for long drives with my Uncle and getting to see my besties in P'cola agaaain. Word.
I just had the best birthday weekend in the entire world. The only thing that could have made it better would have been my Pensacola and LJ friends. As it is, though... my cast pretty much rocked the house, with some help from Ty and his new boy. Gah. I love my friends and I love my life. :)
Alrighty, now I'm off to spend a week in Canada working as the assistant administrator for the IUT Conference for the second year in a row. Yay, Vancouver! :)
Um, I'm totally playing Eddie at Rocky on Friday.
This has been the best summer ever, haha.
It is 04:05:06 on 07/08/09.
Just a quick update from the Taipei International Airport to say that I have survived my two week stay in the jungles of Chiang Mai, Thailand. There was... so much. I have no idea how I'm going to update about it all, lol. Suffice it to say... the Elephant Nature Park has stolen my heart and I encourage all of you to visit. Now. :D
I'm really thinking that grad school would be a waste of time for me. Just an excuse to stay in the academic/UWF environment that I've grown accustomed to. There really isn't a particular field of study I'd like to get a graduate degree in, and I don't want to force myself into a little box for two more years during which I'd have to write another thesis. 62 pages is enough, thank you very much.
Instead, I'd like to move back to Orlando next summer. Ideally, I would get an apartment or home or something with friends in the Universal/touristy area of town. Somewhere within "biking distance" from my hopefully significant place of employment.
I think I need to go into event planning. I'd like to work for a big-name company (like Universal) or a ritzy hotel or something fantastic doing conference logistics and making people happy. Think of it as advanced customer service and organization. I'm great with people. I'm great with getting things done. I've got extraordinary ambition. I want to jump in with my impressive resume full of conference experience and work my way to the top.
I'm terrified of getting stuck in a dead-end job. I don't want to get any little gigs in the Orlando area working for retail or food service or even attractions at a park. I've seen too many people just get stuck and I need to live a more dynamic life than that. So... hopefully, with my extensive experience in event planning (for a 20 year old college kid) I can impress someone and get an exciting job full of travel and hotels and perks and recognition. Maybe?
A non-profit organization would be nice, too.
Gah. I shouldn't stress about my future at 2:30 in the morning, lol. Time to daydream and sleep and stuff. Maybe.
So I'm getting super nervous about my Thailand trip. I just want to make sure I have everything together WITHOUT overpacking. Ugh. Nervous. Gah!
Also, I've formed such strong bonds with people this summer and I'm super afraid of going away for 17 days. Like, I don't want anyone to forget about me, lol. I know that sounds really stupid, but my life changes so fast. In a matter of a week, I can be so much closer to someone or so much further from someone than I could possibly have predicted. So, I just really don't want anything I've forged this summer to weaken. There are a couple relationships I can think of right off the bat... I just hope that two and a half weeks won't make a huge difference. Aaand that I'll be able to stay on Facebook and whatnot while I'm overseas. If I can just keep in contact I won't be so worried.
Does anyone know anything about travel insurance?? Apparently the Elephant Nature Park requires it and I don't know anything at all about it... UGH.
I've had a fantastic day filled with friends and kisses and giggles, but right now I find myself stressing. Gah! No stress! Tomorrow is Gay Days at the Magic Kingdom!