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Nashville Weekend

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I went to Nashville last weekend with my friend Austin. It was a weekend getaway to escape from all of the stress that we have both been dealing with. He is worried about his upcoming student loan payments, and I have been having some issues with family and friends. Plus, I have been trying to figure out how to manage my own debt and find the money to purchase my books for the semester. Needless to say, this mini vacation was exactly what we needed. We arrived on Friday and checked in at a hotel, and then we grabbed dinner at McNamara's. We went across the street to a market, and then Austin took me to a hilltop where we could see the Nashville skyline and watch the sun set. Saturday was much more eventful. We started the day with breakfast at Sky Blue Cafe, and then we had coffee at Barista Parlor. This industrial space over on Gallatin was so nice to sit in. I couldn't help but scan all around the place for some serious interior motivation. I got a cup of Daredevil, and I ha…

Moments

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I wish I would put more of an effort into physical fitness. I feel like I never have the time, or I am too tired from work, or I simply just don't feel like working out. I got on a health kick for a minute, and I invited my sister along with me. We would go to Iroquois Park and walk on the road that circles around the entire park. We occasionally threw in a few brief sprints when going uphill, but that didn't last long. I would like to make it a regular thing, but I just need to find the time first. Brittney enjoyed it as well, and there is nothing better than having an exercise buddy to keep you motivated. I attended the memorial service for Muhammad Ali with Jamie and her mother. We drove to the Kentucky Exposition Center and got in line to be taken to the KFC Yum! Center by TARC buses. We arrived downtown, and we were dropped off one block over from the arena. We had a few hours to spare, so we wanted to find a place for lunch. We went to the new Hillbilly Tea location becau…

Moments

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I went to a rally on campus with my sister called Take Back the Night back in March. This foundation highlights all forms of sexual violence, and it provides awareness about consent, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual abuse, and so much more. We both know a survivor, so we wanted to attend to show our support. We heard from other survivors, a student sang Lady Gaga's Til It Happens To You, and every student took a pledge to end the violence. We also learned that eight people had come forward as survivors in our own college community. It was so powerful to see so many students on campus take a stand against the violence.
I came home from school one weekend to see another show by Acting Against Cancer. I was originally supposed to go with Jamie and her mother, but my sister ended up in the emergency room. I missed the show, but I still had my ticket. We all know the crew of Acting Against Cancer pretty well, so Jamie talked to them about me coming the next nig…

Independence Day

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Independence Day weekend took place under the sun down in Radcliff with my family. I rode down with my mom, sister, and brother, and we spent Saturday and Sunday with my aunt and uncle. We had a feast throughout the weekend. Hamburgers and hot dogs were prepared on Saturday, and then we had chicken and ribs on Sunday. Plus, my aunt went overboard with delicious side dishes, including this summer salad that she likes to make for me. We sat on the porch, talked, and listened to oldies. We blew bubbles. We went swimming. We ran around and played with Rascals, the dog that looks like Chewbacca with an underbite. I also introduced my aunt to the face swapping filter on Snapchat, and she laughed her ass off. I made Jello shots for my uncle, too, and he was so proud. He said that he never thought he would see the day. It was like a mini vacation for me, and since then, we have been trying to go back to Radcliff whenever we have the chance. It was wonderful to celebrate our country's inde…