I'm sad that all of the fun I had planned for my summer is behind me, and I'm even more sad that it means that the school year is amping up now and I'm soon headed back to work. I'm also exhausted from weekend after weekend of packing up and heading out, so I'm ridiculously happy to be home for awhile where I can just BE.
Oh, the woes of an introvert who loves to travel. I'm packing it all in, but giving myself no time to recharge.
Here's a quick photo recap of my summer, going all the way back to June.
London and Dublin with my husband
Saw Once: The Musical
Went to the Harry Potter Studio
Had afternoon tea
Went to the Guinness Storehouse
Took an 11K hike around Howth
Stayed at Trinity College
Saw the Book of Kells
Toured Oranmore Castle
Learned a lot
Quick stop in NYC
Saw some dear friends
Sweated my brains out
Had lunch with my editors
Vegas with my girlfriends
Got a cabana at the pool
Ate some delicious meals
Got all dressed up
Cheers-ed my book deal
Quality time with my favorite writer people
Dressed up as Cruella DeVil
Chicago for my friend's 30th birthday celebration
Architecture River Tour
Tons of good food
Met one of my favorite Twitter friends
Oh, and that whole book I've been working on, too.
While this summer was truly amazing, it has also been ridiculously exhausting. I'm not really looking forward to saying goodbye to my lazy trips to the park with Gunner in the mornings and my afternoon naps, I'm very happy to spend some time getting grounded again after all of this activity. I need it.