Summertime and the Living Is…


It’s summertime and the living is managerial accounting. And by that I mean, help me, I’m a grad student. This is the first time in my life that I’ve ever taken summer classes, and I’m a little surprised by how much I’m not totally hating it.


It does help that I get to spend every Tuesday evening with my cohort family, and that our nights are laced with laughter and a list of other shenanigans. Pictured above you can see my gifting British friend Sam his very first jalapeno popper. If you haven’t ever had a jalapeno popper, you should do so immediately. It’s a gutted and halved jalapeno, stuffed with cream cheese and wrapped with bacon. I wrap it with maple bacon because I enjoy the taste of happiness. If you can’t tell by co-bro Samuel’s face, he most definitely approved.


In between classes and studying, I’ve been able to squeeze in a few summer adventures too. Road-tripping Ireland with my cousins wasn’t too shabby a start. From hiking the Austin 360 Bridge for the first time to spending a poolside and margarita Memorial Day with my fam, the past couple of weeks haven’t sucked either.


As for work, this month I’ve had the chance to help give away a $33,000 check to Susan G. Komen and to produce and star as Justin Timberlake in a Can’t Stop The Feeling music video parody. Spoiler Alert: I am a terrible JT and can’t dance to save my life. But dude, this social media director had such a blast making a dancing fool of herself.


It’s summertime and the living might not be easy. But it’s fulfilling, and fun and so full of love. Dare I say those things are much better than easy?


8 thoughts on “Summertime and the Living Is…

  1. Indeed, those things are much better than easy! Just by the evidence of your photos, I’d say you are LIVING! So much work and love and fun. Also, the jalapeño popper picture is awesome, haha!

  2. Rach @ This Italian Family says:

    Her hair is just AWESOME! She needs to be in the musical Annie like pronto! 😉

    Looks like summer is going wonderfully for you! So much traveling and even fun with your friends from school. That’s awesome!

    Headed to check out your JT debut right now!

  3. that poolside photo of you and Bryn looks soooooo retro!
    I remember when I was addicted to school/learning. Now? Not so much. Must be because I’m old and know almost everything (hahahahaahaaaa).
    I’ve never liked jalapenos so I’ve never had poppers.. and doubled down on that decision after friends shared stories of eating too many and calling each other while stuck on the toilet with their behinds on fire. TMI? lol

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