This job has countless perks, including but not limited to a very lengthy break for the holidays. Most of us were off the road before Thanksgiving and do not hit the road again until after the new year.
After nearly four months of work, life off the road is remarkably slower paced. Though I miss chapter visits, I have found plenty of things to do to occupy my time in my home state. Here are some highlights of my month of pseudo-unemployment.
Visiting my chapter of initiation, Lambda, University of California, Berkeley
My Sigma Kappa little sisters are both still in the chapter (In the photo above: Courtney, on the left, will be Lambda’s 2013 chapter president, and Katelynn, on the right, served as the 2012 president! Three generations of presidents in one family!), and plus the house was all decorated for Christmas, so I was able to justify borrowing my mom’s car for the evening to visit. I had a wonderful time catching up with old friends, though I felt tremendous anxiety about needing to study for finals. Some things never change.
Weekly dates with my teammate Francesca!
Though Fran went to college a state away, we only live about an hour apart in California, so we have been able to see each other a few times! Our visits generally consist of eating (a lot) and shopping (a lot). I love getting to see her regularly!
Lounging around in these pajamas
Okay, so maybe a 22 year old looks a little ridiculous in sock monkey footie pajamas, but they are just so comfortable! I would be lying if I said I hadn’t spent a significant amount of time in them laying on the couch and watching TV. But hey, I had a lot to catch up on after four months on the road! 🙂
I have also occupied my time with tremendous amounts of holiday crafting and baking, but that will be a separate post 🙂
To all the collegians out there, good luck with finals! The end of the quarter/semester is in sight (Or maybe you are done already! In that case, congratulations!). To alumnae, I hope you are enjoying the holiday season and staying warm wherever you may be!