It’s officially summer and that means I have a social calendar filled to the brim. As a highly sensitive person, it doesn’t take much for me to feel overwhelmed. While I love to be around my people, I also love my solitude. It’s how I recharge, relax, and feel most comfortable.
But hey, YOLO. Are the kids still saying that?
Because of these full days, I haven’t had much time or energy to post anything! Continue reading to see what I’ve been up to and what’s still in store.
This past weekend, we had our 20 year class reunion. I spent half the first half of the week doing my usual routine and the latter half trying to find the perfect outfit. I always make clothes shopping much harder than it needs to be.
I imagine finding some great thing to wear when I shop, but I never do. I’m always best in a T-shirt, jeans, and some accessories that reflect my style. I did buy these, though, since they were perfectly me:
To get my outfit ready, I tried out this great tutorial on altering your jeans. I was able to shorten the waist of my DIY skinny jeans that had gotten looser, in lieu of buying a new pair. So I got that goin’ for me, which is nice.
Our reunion was very casual. We tried to plan something a little more formal but that didn’t generate enough interest. So a few of us met up at a local bar Friday night, I think because some couldn’t make it to Saturday’s gathering. I saw people I hadn’t seen for well, 20 years. One of my classmates even had the same laugh. What’s wilder is that I remembered it after all that time!
Saturday, I had a graduation party to attend and then there was our “official” reunion. It was super casual, just us meeting at a local Mexican restaurant famed for its margaritas and patio. We stayed for hours, drank, ate, laughed, hugged, and requested “our songs” from the DJ playing outside.
Later on, we went to a local gay bar and had us some dance-offs. Not that we ever came close to the skills of Will. I love that only one of us was gay, yet everyone else had no problems coming along for the ride. So. Much. Fun. I can’t believe I stayed out later than I go to bed—and I’m a nite owl, so that’s saying something!
Sunday of course was Father’s Day. I spent the day with my stepdad and made him dinner. I tried out this recipe & method for grilling steaks and they were divine. Of course, my cholesterol probably jumped a few hundred points… but YOLO! (This will be the last time I say it, I swear.)
For the rest of this month, I’ll also be spending time with family. I get to finally see my cousin’s country house for the first time, so I’m really looking forward to that. I just love to check out people’s homes. Yeah, the birthday party for her daughter is also why I’ll be there. 🙂
I’ll also be traveling up to the northernmost part of Michigan with family. This will be the farthest north I’ve ever been. I’m excited to see the Mackinac Bridge and of course, try some of the infamous fudge this area is known for. If anyone has any suggestions for things to do in this area, lemme know!
And of course I have a few projects up my sleeve here at home. I’ve been redecorating my bedroom, but am also pausing to marinate on some finishing touches. I’ll post more of that soon.
Do you also have a lot planned for this summer? What fun things have you done so far? Do you also get easily overwhelmed with social events?