Staying connected

This last Saturday, I surprised my boyfriend by taking him to fly kites in Seaport Village– it’s something that I’ve always wanted to do in San Diego. Dorky, I know. We went to a toy store and got those cheapy cellophane and vinyl kites, and they worked awesomely. I love these kinds of little adventures more than anything else.

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The little adventure made me realize how important it is to keep going- keep doing things outside of technology, computers, our phones, etc. It might be a funny thing coming from someone in IT, but I think it’s so important to disconnect. “Disconnect” might not be the right word; maybe the right way to describe it is to connect with loved ones without distraction. It seems like I rarely get an opportunity to do this, but it’s so refreshing when I finally do.

I also got to see some of my ADPi sisters this weekend- it was so nice to see them and catch up on everything that’s been happening in all of our lives. It’s unreal that we all graduated a few years ago- it seems like the adventures that we had were just yesterday. It’s such a great feeling to know that no matter how far away you are from sisters geographically, the minute you’re back together and hanging out, it’s like nothing has changed. I miss these girls often, but I’m glad that there are planes and trains and ways for us to get together.

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There are a lot of things to be thankful for right now… everything from loved ones and friends, to music. I’ve been listening to this album by Vampire Weekend. It’s been one that I enjoyed and listened to on Spotify so much that I decided to buy the vinyl copy off of Amazon. Praise be to Amazon Prime and viva my record collection!

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Nobody knows what the future holds
And it’s bad enough just getting old
Live my life in self-defense
You know I love the past, ’cause I hate suspense…

If Diane Young won’t change your mind,
Baby, baby, baby, baby right on time

– Diane Young by Vampire Weekend