Work Hard, Play Harder

My crazy semester of 20 credit hours, two jobs, an internship and volunteer work has been finished for two weeks now. It was a crazy semester and I wouldn’t have been able to get through it without my two loud brunettes and the best boyfriend by my side. With all that craziness over, I figured summer would be the time where I catch up on all the rest I missed throughout the semester- WRONG! My two part-time jobs (which was basically a full time job) went down to one full-time job, and it is wearing me out! Don’t get me wrong, working at a treatment center is a good place to work, but it really does tire you out. I know that all these extra hours will make up for the next two months of play!

Working hard to play harder has always been my philosophy in life. If you want something, you have to work for it. And if you want something you’ve never had, then you have to do something you’ve never done. So after all this hard work and achievements, you HAVE to have time to reward yourself, amirite?! Work hard, play harder.

For the next two months, I have over 5 different states to visit, family members, friends to see, dates to go on, and an apartment to be packed. In just two short months, I leave for a once in a life time opportunity to travel the world with a family of 5. Five Take Flight Plus 1 (that’s me! I’m the Plus 1!) are traveling around the world for a year. It’s humbling to know that they chose me to bring along for this adventure. It’s kinda crazy if you think about it. Out of 24,000 applicants I was chosen to be “The Nanny”. The past couple of months has been fun to hear my friends and the people I meet say, “It’s you! You’re the nanny!” It’s fun to hear them share their “I knew you when” moments with me and see them post about it on social media.

I’ve been feeling a little overwhelmed with how fast everything feels. Two short months. 8 weeks. 61 days. My mom says to make a list and cross things off. That way you know you are still moving forward. I’m a list maker, and a list crosser-offer. It has helped to focus on the here and now to be able to get everything in order for a year abroad and enjoy my time before then.

So here’s to making lists, crossing them off, working hard, so I can play harder.

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