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Missing in Action

My notebook is upset with me. It gazes at me with excitement whenever I pick it up to jot down a note, a story idea, a reminder. I’ve filled it with pages of my whereabouts since July. It keeps within its water-stained covers a breadth of summer memories, thoughts and a voice ready to speak to whomever cares to listen — which explains its recent grudge against me.

I can’t blame it. Notes I’ve scribbled to share on Where is Ashley? have remained ignored. Within my notebook’s pages rests details of fateful thunderstorms, conflicted shuttle drivers, quiet beaches and correspondence with a well-known soccer player. Thus here are what to look forward to (given to the world as a way to keep me accountable):

  • A recap of a trip to Washington, D.C. Baltimore, MD
  • Notes on an airport shuttle driver
  • What a call from Puerto Rico had to do with soccer and Whole Foods
  • Sharing your city with company
  • One year anniversary: Lausanne
  • possible notes on Las Vegas
  • and hopefully a post about my upcoming trip to Toronto!

Exciting and the not-so-exciting

Exciting: 2010. Returning home feeling like I’m starting anew.

Not-so-exciting: Oh. Em. Gee. I’m unemployed.

Exciting: But endless possibilities are ahead. Many, many unrelated but equally enticing roads lay before me. I can literally try anything.

Not-so-exciting: Crap. I’m terrible at being self-motivated. I guess I could work on it…

Exciting: Being back on campus and on familiar ground.

Not-so-exciting: Being back on campus and on familiar ground. How can I be both invigorated yet so over it?

Exciting: (NERD Alert!) Realizing that my classes teach overlapping concepts. You know, like when one topic in one class is directly related to a topic in a completely different and unrelated class. Score! Along the same vein, it’s awesome to know that work and research I did last semester can count towards a class this semester. Double score!

Exciting: A possible new volunteer project. Regarding French. AND helping out the CA parks system. Awesome!

Exciting: Spring Break soon!

Not-so-exciting: Wait don’t I have wayyy too many midterms to complete before said spring break?

Exciting: The anticipation of an Amazon.com delivery, which most likely shall lead to a post reviewing these products. Keep your eyes open.

Exciting: Alice in Wonderland comes out in 3D IMAX this weekend!!!!!

As you can see the exciting still outweighs the not-so-much, and that itself is even more to be happy about. With so much on my plate, it’s reassuring to know there’s still so much to look forward to.

What you can look forward to on Where is Ashley?:

  • Reviews on products and restaurants, such as the recently re-opened Sushi Studio, a locals dive and one of my old personal faves. Does it still live up to my starry-eyed college dreams? 😉
  • Rediscovering Long Beach series
  • More projects?!??!?!? Who knows!