Here I am*

Well, I’m finally back. Actually, I got back into Ontario on Friday night, but I guess I’ve been avoiding writing on here because there’s so much to write about and I don’t even know where to begin.

First off, my trip was wonderful. I wish so much that the Hubster could have been there to share it with me, but it was great getting to spend almost a solid week with my family. We normally only get to see each other for a couple of days at a time, so this was really nice. The weather was beautiful right up until the evening we left, so that was totally doable. I spent most of my days sitting by one of the pools at the resort reading/tanning, did a little shopping, and even got to go on a fantastical DISNEY adventure with Spart. Really, the vacation could not have been better.

However, while I was there, I received news that someone I had known well had had a tragic accident and passed away. Until I was almost 14, I was pretty much inseparable with my best friend [AKV]. We lived at each other’s houses and obviously got to know our families very well. Her family is very athletic– both AKV and her two brothers were very talented skiers. On March 10th, her 25-year old brother had a tragic skiing accident which resulted in his death in Montreal, Que. I was devastated. Even though AKV have grown apart since elementary school, we’ve continued to keep in contact throughout the years and I will forever consider her one of the best friends I have ever had. I could not imagine the pain of losing your brother at such a young age, and felt so helpless being a million miles away and unable to help her get through this. I know that if this ever happened to my family she’d be there in a heartbeat and I wanted so badly to be able to do that for her. I’m just… at a loss. I only hope she knows that she has been in my thoughts and prayers since the moment I found out about the accident. xo

I’ve been trying to get back into the grind since coming home from my vacation, and am THRILLED that there are only 3 weeks left in this semester. I am so excited to be done this year… I have not enjoyed a single class I’ve taken. I just want to be done.

Shop Girl*

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