Well, summer is just around the corner, and we’re looking forward to the first camping trip of the season!

We spent the past couple days gathering up the supplies (while working around my insane schedule) and finally getting the camping gear together. Today is our test run of the equipment (after another 6-hour shift, of course!) and it’s super exciting to see all the gear laid out.

Honestly, I’ve been working so much lately, I’ve forgotten what it’s like to have more than one day off a week, let alone relax for a couple. I’m the type of person that when given a task, or a theory, or an idea, I tend to throw myself at it with full force. I used to be the kind of person that did things halfway, just to get by. Now, as an adult, I’m making my life a thorough and busy one, keeping myself distracted and happy. I think it’s a coping mechanism, but I don’t care, it makes me happy.

For those of you who are behind the times, things have been a little chaotic lately, and I’m now safe and sound at my mom’s in Rancho Cucamonga. I promised myself I’d only be there for a month or two, and I plan on standing true to that promise. I’m ready to be on my own as a strong, independent woman. Sometimes, you just need a little recovery from the drama of life.

I once had someone tell me, the easy things in life aren’t always the best things, and I honestly believe that to be true. It’s time I’m true to myself and start realizing that I don’t have to answer to anyone. Ever again. I live with the choices I make, breathe in the fresh air, and get ready for the new adventure that is my life.

I’m learning to love myself and my surroundings. I am 28 years old (a fact people keep repeating to me for some reason) and I’m free. I don’t know what’s next in this big, beautiful chapter of my life, but I think this is going to be the best one so far.

I’m going to try to keep up with this blog, and I’m sorry to those who have been reading faithfully, as I’ve been overwhelmed and really not in the mood to write (see 6-day work weeks above). Next month, I’m off on a trip to Utah to see my dad, and I’m enrolling in Financial Peace University (not that I don’t know what to do, but I really like the support system that comes with it). I’m really going to make an effort to keep everyone in the loop.