I find myself day dreaming a lot. Dreaming that Sam and I are on an island in the middle of nowhere, with absolutely no worries in the world. Dreaming that we’re with my dog in some extravagant mountains far away. Ultimately, I just keeping dreaming that we are done with school, that we have a home, and that all of our hard work has paid off…which, one day it will.
I know that I haven’t been on lately, I went from fall courses to a winter course, then to spring courses and from that I went to summer courses, and now I am in fall courses again. However, in between there I managed to have a little bit of fun. At the beginning of August, Sam, my mom, Collin, and myself went down to St. Pete Beach, Florida. We stayed right on the Gulf for 7 days. It was beautiful, and the perfect little get-away that we needed.
While we were there it did happen to rain a lot. I mean A LOT! Everyday, other than the day that we got there, we had rain. However, we made the best out of it. Anytime that we noticed it wasn’t raining anymore we made our way down to the beach. The storms made for a magnificent tide, so we all went out in the waves as if it as our own gigantic wave pool. It was salty, and it burned your eyes. Yet, it was completely amazing. You could look all around and there was nothing, yet there was everything. There was peace, there was love, and there was happiness.
Even when it was raining, we found ourselves running around playing Pokemon Go. I mean come on, we don’t have a whole lot of Dratini’s here in the Quad Cities. But, in Florida, we just happened to be right in front of where one of their spawn sites where located. This definitely helped with our entertainment through the rainy days.
One of the days that it rained, Sam and I made our way to Tampa to visit their Aquarium. We had no idea that they had wildlife roaming around as well, it was beyond different. We saw Pink birds (no, not flamingo’s), and blue crabs. We got to see all sorts of different aquatic life, and we even got to pet baby sharks and sting rays. This was hands down one of the best experiences ever, and I couldn’t have picked a better person to spend it with.
Of course, when we left, my mom got beautiful weather that day! All’s that I can say, is that you have to learn to make the best out of every situation, even if they don’t go as planned. As for now, I am in school, and Sam and I are both doing our best to complete this journey so that we can get a home, and start traveling the world together. I will keep up on here more, so keep posted!