5/10/2021 I have been home for about two weeks now and it feels like I never really left. Kate and all of my friends - it's like I was never away from them. I do feel different within myself, though. Since Kate is at work all day and I only go to school in person Thursdays and Fridays, I spend a lot of time by myself during the day. It has actually given me a lot of time to figure out how to entertain myself and split up my days. I often start with some yoga and a fun breakfast. Sometimes I do online school with friends or read. I like to have some chill time where I just sort of relax and think about life and myself, which sounds ridiculous, but has actually been very good for me. Mondays are my most relaxed during the day and then I get pretty busy. Most evenings I have track and then dance three times a week, so those nights are very busy, but fun. I kind of like being alone. There is this sense of self-assuredness. Like, okay, I got this. I can cook for myself, and make myself study, and balance rest and going. It makes me feel confident.
Kate and I have also been having a lot of fun together. We like to cook together and watch I'm Sorry on Netflix at the end of a long day. We have also been seeing family friends a fair amount, which has been really nice. I think now that we are older and more mature it is easier for us to be with each other because we have more in common and can talk our way out of arguments and distress, rather than calling for mom and dad. This past weekend, I had my first track meet in two years, which was really fun! I am excited to improve and work hard this season. Kate and I did a lot, from driving back and forth, to prom planning, to cooking and cleaning, but it was really fun! Yesterday, we prepared brunch for our Mom's mom which was really nice and then we went to some friends' house to each wagyu beef bbq (Japanese style) and watch Frozen 2 - I have to say, the first one is better. :)
Book Series everyone should read: Court of Thorns and Roses