Friday, March 14, 2014

Let's go to the beach, beach





After months of snowy Indiana, I finally boarded a plane in search of 80-degree weather. Six of my girlfriends and I pulled ourselves out of bed at 3:30 in the morning last Saturday and were in sunny Punta Cana by 3:30 in the afternoon. It turns out that grad school spring breaks are slightly different from undergrad spring breaks -- we traded tequila shots and all-nighters for white wine and 11 pm bedtimes. And I have to say, this was much more of the spring "break" that I needed. While my early twenties were a total blast, I'm actually looking forward to the quiet nights and close friends that the later half will inevitably bring. Seven great things about finally growing up: having a stable income (after another 2 years of living on a college budget, this is a big deal), actually settling in an apartment long enough to decorate it properly, ordering cute return address labels because - again - I will live in a single location long enough to use them, buying a puppy, reconnecting with old friends who haven't been in college mode the past 2 years, planning reunions with the new friends who are scattering across the country to pursue amazing new careers, and finally: continuing to discover who I am as a 26-year-old Abby. Don't get me wrong, I loved 22-year-old sorority girl Abby, but it's time to move forward and welcome the next exciting phase of my life. It's great to have you all along for the ride!

Wearing // swimsuit: Target top and bottom ( love all the mix and match options) // fedora: Urban Outfitters

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