Spontaneous Saturday

My first weekend post-studying.

It was glorious. 

I woke up and made scrambled eggs and toast with peanut butter + apple pie jam. Lots and lots of coffee. 

I spent the morning preparing for the highlight of my summer- diabetes camp! This will be my third year going, and I am so excited. I’m taking on some more responsibilities this year, which makes me a little nervous, but I know it will all work out. 

 I worked lunch at Lillian’s Eatery for one last “official” time. I really enjoy the gig, so I may fill in here and there on Saturdays, but for the most part, Saturdays will be for me! 

I’ll miss the delicious lunches. That’s the house salad with hummus + bag a chips. 

Afterwards, I picked up a Costco membership (woo-hoo) and then my friend Kelly and I came to my house to chill out for a little. 

Columbia has outdoor concerts throughout the spring and summer and I finally made it to one that night. 

I love any live music really, but this band was particular good- they had a Mumford and Sons feel. Luckily the band is from Columbia, so hopefully I can see them again. I left the concert wanting more – more in terms of discovering my local music scene.

The concert was held right on the river, perfect for a scenic walk. 

This past weekend I spent a lot of time thinking about how much I enjoy this freedom of not being tied to my books. I like that I can fill my day how I’d like and not feel the burden of “I should be studying” hanging over me. 

For so long I’ve avoided spontaneity in fear I’d miss something more important. Now I’m feeling like I may miss something by not being spontaneous. This first week of transitioning from student to career woman has prompted me to think about where I want to put my time and focus. I’m still figuring it out, but one thing I know for sure is I don’t want to be boxed in or overburdened with should-be-doing-this thoughts.  

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^Speaking of Tolkien, it may be a good time to finally read The Lord of the Rings! 

8 thoughts on “Spontaneous Saturday

  1. I am going to so miss volunteering at the folk festival this year. Llistening to music outdoors is one of my biggest comforts.
    Sounds like you are stepping right into the place where you should be stepping. I struggle to be spontaneous because I am scared that if I don’t have a plan, I will end up wasting an entire day and not getting anything done or have anything work out. Usually, however, it is the most spontaneous days that feed my soul the most. They usually leave me happier and clearer, so that I can then do the “productive” thing when I need to.
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  2. I love your thoughts about being spontaneous. It is so true that spontaneity is what actually makes me the most relaxed rather than having a rigid schedule. However some days do have to have a rigid schedule so we can get the things done that have to be done. I love a balance of both. 🙂

    That concert by the river looks dreamy. I love listening to music outside in the open air.
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  3. Woohoo for finally being done studying, Kate! I’ve had studying hanging over my head for what feels like forever, with studying all year for school and then all summer for the LSAT. I’m taking it mid-June, though, and then I’ll be freed up for the rest of the summer and I can’t WAIT to have more time to do fun spontaneous things, too!
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  4. Sounds so lovely! You definitely earned yourself some relaxing and spontaneous fun! One of my biggest regrets is deciding to go year-round in order to graduate early and then plunging directly in to working without ever really taking any kind of break. The trade-off was a wedding though so it’s hard to say that I made a bad choice! 😀
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  5. I am heading off to volunteer at diabetes camp in mid-july for the first time! I’ll have to go back and read your old posts about your experiences!

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