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Taking time off

8 Aug

Hello there friends! I know it’s been a while – totally my fault. I decided (without even saying anything… oops) to take some time off from blogging. I wasn’t sure if this was something I wanted to continue doing, but after some serious reflection, I decided I’m not ready to give it up yet.

Not to sound whiny, but blogging is VERY time-consuming. But it’s also something I really enjoy, so let’s continue documenting my life, okay? Okay. (The John Green fans will get that reference).

Are you wondering what I’ve been up to this summer? In between work and a couple awesome trips, I managed to book every weekend with some sort of plans, which made the months absolutely fly by. I can’t believe it’s already August… oy vey!

At least I can say it’s been a fun summer so far!

I attended a couple of Indians games with the fam. I’m not a huge baseball fan, but the games are always a blast. Throw in dollar hot dog night… I rest my case.

Indians Game #Cleveland | www.the-wild-child.com

Indians Game #Cleveland | www.the-wild-child.com

I participated in the Cleveland Electric Run with my friend Carlee. It was the most expensive photo opportunity, because you don’t really run, but we had a great time. We killed it with our dance/run moves.

Electric Run #Cleveland | www.the-wild-child.com

Electric Run #Cleveland | www.the-wild-child.com

Electric Run #Cleveland | www.the-wild-child.com

I attended my first ever NASCAR race thanks to a work trip. This was something I never wanted do, but it turned out to be an amazing experience. Hang out in the pit at a NASCAR race. Put it on your bucket list.

#NASCAR | www.the-wild-child.com

#NASCAR | www.the-wild-child.com

I haven’t been to Cedar Point in years, but I made it there for a day this summer. What a cool place. Seriously, how lucky am I that one of the best amusement parks is close enough for a day visit? Damn lucky.

 

Cedar Point | www.the-wild-child.com

Cedar Point | www.the-wild-child.com

Cedar Point | www.the-wild-child.com

Have you ever taken a painting class? I went to one with a couple of girlfriends and we had an absolute blast. Using your creativity and drinking wine? Yes please.

Art Class | www.the-wild-child.com

Art Class | www.the-wild-child.com

I celebrated my 26th birthday this week, and it was such a lovely day. I seriously can’t wait for the year ahead – have a feeling it’s going to be a good one.

Birthday Cake | www.the-wild-child.com

And summer isn’t over yet! I still have many weekend plans in August and more travels to share, so stay tuned :-)

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Painting the rock

24 Aug

I was recently looking through old pictures on my laptop and came across a few of me and Sebastian painting “the rock.” It was one of Sebastian’s last nights before heading back to Germany and still one of my favorite memories.

The rock is located on Front Campus at Kent State University, and painting it has been a long-standing tradition for students. Greek organizations started the tradition of painting the rock in the 1930s, and since then, it’s been covered with many layers of paint.

On most days, the rock displays a fraternity symbol or sorority achievement. Sometimes it’s promoting an upcoming sporting event, and I’ve even witnessed people painting it for their engagement photos. Occasionally, though, there will be something painted on the rock that only means something to the ones that painted it.

The particular night we painted the rock, it was late and most people were downtown partying (after all, it was the night before graduation). We didn’t really have a plan as to what we were going to paint. We ended up drawing a bunch of random words on it. Sebastian painted a giant German flag. We laughed and had an absolute blast.

The following morning, I noticed our masterpiece had already been covered by some fraternity symbol, but it didn’t matter. For me, it was one of those moments where you realize how easy it is to be with the other person. And Sebastian must have felt the same way because the next night he asked me to be his girlfriend. I know, super cheesy, but if you can’t paint a giant rock together and have an awesome time, you’re probably not meant to be.

To all my Kent State peeps out there, have you ever painted the rock?