I'll start off by discussing the title of this post. In case you're not familiar with the song lyric (which you're probably not because only die hard Bruce Springsteen fans...and even then sometimes only ones from New Jersey...know the song) it's from the Boss' song Jersey Girl, which is a great song. I feel it fits appropriately as a title today for a few reasons.
A. I'm exhausted, as to be expected coming into a Friday. I've been really go, go, go all week, more so than usual. I've handed in 2 papers and given a presentation in the last two days, given a tour, trained new tour guides, had a bunch of meetings, taught swim lessons, and done the usual amount of homework, so it's been crazy. Still, I've been in a much better mood than I usually am and have been feeling a lot more like myself (I didn't realize I hadn't been myself until I started being more normal again haha). Needless to say, I can't wait for class to be done tomorrow so I can take a nap and get pumped for my birthday weekend!
B. I can't wait to go home for a long weekend next weekend to good old NJ. I haven't been home for more than 10 days since I left for abroad in September, and that's taken quite a toll on me. I miss my family, my bed, my friends, and my dog. And I miss my mom's cooking, for sure. I've only seen my parents a few times since coming home from Italy so I really want to just chill with my family and my friends over the weekend.
C. The next line to the song goes "I know that job you've got leaves you so uninspired" and the lyrics were the first thing I thought of when sitting down to write this post because, frankly, I've been trying to get inspired to write something great and it hasn't been happening. I've got some vague ideas but I don't feel like I'm going to do them justice just yet. That's all.
So this weekend is looking to shape up like a really fun one. Tomorrow Erick and I are planning to go and see Alice and Wonderland together, and maybe get some dinner after too, since he's going to be really busy for most of the weekend getting re certified in Wilderness First Responder with the Wilderness program. Then tomorrow night from 9-12 the Student Association is sponsoring a night at pizza putt for free for all students. That means unlimited pizza, mini golf, soda, and laser tag, AND even some tokens for arcade games. I'm really excited so I hope a lot of my friends want to go.
Saturday a comedian is coming on campus at night, and of course we're going to get together to ring in my birthday at midnight, which is SUNDAYYYY. I'm really excited, I'm not sure if you noticed. Sunday there's also a Zumba class in the gym that I want to go try out, since I don't have a lot of time to do the class that meets every week. For anyone that doesn't know, Zumba is an exercise class with a ton of dancing and fun music, and you burn 1000 calories a class! Then Sunday night my friends and I are going to go out for dinner for my birthday, so that should be really fun. I'm looking forward to a great weekend and I'll be sure to tell you all about it and put up pictures too.
That's all I've got for now. I'm going to try to plan a course schedule for next semester now. I'll let you know how it goes :/