As the old saying goes, “There’s no place like home for the holidays.” I’m currently writing this blog from my hometown, Lorton, Virginia and it feels great to be home. Christmas has always been a family event that we all look forward to every year, so I’m excited to be back home celebrating among loved ones. During my time here, we’ve been keeping busy! Between my sister and dad dragging me to 6 am boot camp workouts (Which are brutal), last minute Christmas shopping with my mom and walking around downtown Washington, D.C, there’s been plenty to do this Christmas season. However, there’s still plenty more to get done. We had a few assignments due over the break which kept me busy but it was nice to finally wrap up the semester and be able to focus on spending time with friends and family for the holidays. On top of that, I’ve had to learn how to wrap presents this year. There’s a bit of a running joke that every gift that is wrapped horribly is probably from me, which I can’t argue against. Overall, it’s been nice to eat a home cooked meal, hit up some of my favorite restaurants back home and see familiar faces.
I’m excited to see what semester 2 in Sligo has in store for me! I know that we are going to finish out the year strong after recharging the batteries at home. These next few months are going to fly by, but there are still plenty of lifelong memories to come.
I wanted to wrap this blog up by wishing you all a safe and happy holiday season! Let’s make the most of everything in store for us in 2020!