September 5, 2011

last day of being 22.

So I miss you blog world. Having such a crazy job isn't good for the blog, but I have lots to fill you in on.

Tomorrow I turn 23. How is this possible?
Sept 10th, I leave on a NOAA vessel for a 15 day cruise to do deep water sampling in the ocean.
Tomorrow classes start back at my college, I wish I was gonna be there, I miss my friends.

The last few weeks have been very emotional. They've actually been closer to the word miserable. Lots of family things involving my grandparents, wishing I was closer to help support my mom and an unexpected funeral of a friend.

At the funeral, one speaker used the term "bruised reed"... I'm feeling bruised, but I know I'm not broken. I'm going to be okay and my family will get through this.
Focusing on the positives, I have an amazing job, I'm getting to go out on a boat for 2 weeks, I'll be visiting a good friend in Austin Texas soon, and then New Zealand in January. Lots to be thankful for. Hopefully I'll have more time to blog while I'm out at sea. I can give you guys a little bit of tour of what a government boat looks like :)