S U M M E R is here! // also hello, I'm back

by - 4:30 PM


FYI I DID NOT PLAN ON TAKING A MONTH-LONG HIATUS.

Or completely dropping out of Camp NaNo last month.

Buuuuut yeah. Both of those things kind of happened.

What's up, my people?? I feel like it's been ages since I sat down and wrote a post, and it's not because I didn't want to or even because life was too busy (even though it has been crazy).

The short answer: I injured my thumb somehow and was incapacitated for several weeks. Like literally, I could NOT write or drive or do homework or ANYTHING NECESSARY TO LIFE. It was exceedingly frustrating, especially since I don't know what was even wrong. I still have a little bit of pain so I'm trying not to overwork my hand. (Thus the no writing/blogging.) However, it's mostly gone and I'm just ignoring it at this point, haha. Just praying this doesn't make a comeback while I'm in college!

I didn't end up reaching my goal of 30k for Camp - I had to lower it to 11k. Which, honestly, is a little discouraging but I've just accepted it. It's not like I could really do anything about it, so why beat myself up over it? *shrugs*

ANYWAY - explanations aside, I'm baaaaack!!! I feel like I say this every time I post. #sorry xD But I'm really hoping not to take a hiatus for a long time because . . .

IT'S SUMMERRRRRRR!!!!!!!


Summer break is here!! I'm "officially" done with all my classes on Monday but I already finished all the coursework so I'm basically free now. High school is over. That's just crazy to say.

There are a lot of things coming up really quickly now, including my graduation (just! two! weeks!), the arrival of family members, our big Europe trip (ONE MONTH AWAYYY), and Realm Makers (which I've OFFICIALLY signed up for ahhhhhhhhh).

Oh, and also college. That's apparently a thing now.

o_O

Needless to say, I'm in a whirlwind period of life right now. I'm shocked at how quickly life is whipping past me. It's exciting and scary and a bit stressful - but ultimately, it's all an adventure. <3

I've got a really fun yet busy summer ahead, and I can't wait to share some of it with you guys! (Including allllll the summer-themed blog posts. *nods*)

For now, though, I'm just dropping by and giving you a quick update to say:

SUMMER IS HERE & I'M BACK!

(Real post coming soon, my friends. Promise. ^_^)

How are you doing, my beautiful people? I'VE MISSED YOU! Are you on summer break now? What are some of your summer plans? ANY FELLOW SENIORS OUT THERE? (We've got this. *high five*)


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13 comments

  1. Yay! I'm glad you're back. I'm not a senior, sorry. I graduated last year, so it's almost been a full year since high school for me. (Wat, were did time go??)

    Hope your thumb feels totally healed soon. That really stinks.

    I look forward to your full post! <3

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  2. Mary!!!! *tackles hugs* I've missed your blogging!!!

    So sorry about your thumb, but I'm glad to hear it's getting better. I've been praying for you a lot lately <3

    And your summer sounds like it'll be awesome! So busy, but good busy <3 I'm so jealous of everyone going to Realm Makers...

    Congrats on graduating!!!!! I'm only a sophomore this year, but oh well... :P just two more years over here and then I get to go to college!!!!

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  3. *TACKLE-GLOMPS* I'VE MISSED MY MARY'S POSTS SO MUCH!!! But I COMPLETELY understand you weren't able to post with your thumb and everything. I'm so glad to hear it's mostly better! I do hope it stays that way. That's like the WORST thing that can happen to a writer/blogger/student. MEH. Poor Mary! And you most certainly should NOT be beating yourself up over Camp NaNo. Definitely not. I mean, my word, 11k in a month is still a TON, especially with a thumb injury and just LIFE. You seriously amaze me!

    CONGRATS ON GRADUATING! AAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!! MARY. YOU'RE DONE YOU'RE DONE YOU'RE DONE! I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU! *throws confetti*

    And oh my goodness, you have so many exciting things coming up! Europe (EEEEEP!), Realm Makers (*FLAILS EXCITEDLY*), college (O_______O)! ALL THE THINGS. I can't wait to hear about it all. AND MEET YOU AT REALM MAKERS. AAAAAAAHHHH!!!!!!!

    Congrats again on finishing high school!!!

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  4. AHHHHH, MARY!!! YOU'RE BACK!!!!!! *hugs*
    Ugh...I'm so sorry about your thumb. But I'm happy that it's doing better <3
    YAY FOR FELLOW SENIORS!! *fist bump* I'm finished high school and I graduate next month!! NEXT MONTH! It's still kinda hard to believe...
    My summer plans? I get my drivers license and I start my first job! I'M SO EXCITED!!!!!
    I hope you enjoy your trip to Europe <3 That sounds like so much fun!

    maddy || little bit of sunshine

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  5. Welcome baaaack! :D
    Enjoy your summer before college!!

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  6. Yay! Welcome back! (though tbh I sometimes forget you blog too lol because I keep up with you on Insta way more)

    Hehe we finish school on the same day! My last exam is on Monday and then after that I'll be done . . . mostly. Then I'll just have to finish out some odds and ends before . . . I GRADUATE. o.0

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  7. YAY YOU'RE BAAAAAAACK! :DDDD And YES YAY it's finally summer and I am a happy bean because warm weather and sunshine and FREEDOM. <3 <3 <3

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  8. Happy summer! I'm sorry about your thumb. :( That sucks. My summer plans consist of going to my cousin's wedding in South Carolina next month and in August I'm visiting a friend in AB, Canada. ^ ^

    storitorigrace.blogspot.com

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  9. I love update posts like this! I too am excited for Summer fun. :)
    A trip to Europe???? That sounds amazing! Have fun with all the accents. XD
    -Amaris

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  10. YOOO WE BOTH WERE GONE FOR A MONTH. #twins

    I just got back from Europe, and I'm really excited to hear where you go and what you love about it. :D

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  11. Hey, I just tagged you for a book tag, if you want to do it. :)
    https://thestorybookjournal.blogspot.com/2018/05/the-greatest-showman-book-tag-taking.html

    -Amaris

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  12. TAG YOU'RE IT

    http://akansasfarmersdaughter.blogspot.com/2018/06/the-mystery-blogger-award.html?m=1

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  13. Eeeeeppppp! Congrats on graduating!! That’s amazing- you’ve got this! I’ll be a senior next year, and honestly I’M FREAKING OUT LIKE HOW IS MY CHILDHOOD ALMOST OVER.

    I’ve enjoyed hearing about your Europe trip on Instagram! I hope you have a blast. It sounds like it’s going to be amazing. And REALM MAKERS!!!! *is so happy that you’re signed up* I’m going for the first time this year, and I’m so excited to meet some of my blogging friends!

    I hope you’re having a great summer, Mary!!
    ~ riley aline
    www.rileyaline.com

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