Where do I even begin? Should I throw you a little bio and ignore the whole I used to blog, gave up to hang with my friends, but now I’m back post; or should I tell you all about how I used to blog but gave it up early last summer, started to miss it about a month ago and now I’m back?
What about both? I used to blog as SoCal’d Mermaid (hello to any of my old readers that have made their way back to me!) and I loved it there, but I was running low on inspiration as my graduation (AA in sociology) grew nearer. All I had in mind was graduating and partying with my friends. As far as I knew I hadn’t gotten into San Diego State, was going to have to leave my hometown of San Diego, CA for the traffic-ridden, smog city of Los Angeles to attend CSU Dominguez Hills.
Come May, I graduated. I wasn’t taking any summer classes for the first time since 2011 and I was thrilled. This summer (2015) was going to be my last summer in San Diego, I was possibly moving away and a few friends of mine were definitely moving away (including one of my best friends) at the end of the summer. So what did I choose to do? Give up my blog and any potential deadlines and time restrictions (except for my job) that I had, I spent the entire summer on the beach, in the pool, or in a bar.
Now that makes me sound a bit like an alcoholic, I promise you I’m not, but I was 1/3 drowning my self-pity of not getting into SDSU, 1/3 missing my ex-boyfriend and then eventually hiding the stress of having him back in my life, and 1/3 following my friends around through the multitude of night life that is PB.
Maybe mid-June though, I got accepted into SDSU by appeal (on account that I really didn’t want to leave San Diego and I had quite a few letters of support from the big executive type guys at my job – I work as a waitress in a hotel bar).
Once I got into SDSU and knew I wasn’t leaving San Diego after all, that 1/3 of self pitty turned into 1/3 (or maybe more) of celebration. I had officially gotten into my first choice and wasn’t leaving home. So instead of worrying about blogging and what to post about (other than the night life), I chose to shut SoCal’d Mermaid down for good and enjoy one too many Dos Equis.
Fast forward to today: I’m currently at SDSU as a sociology major, soon to be an English major to pursue a career of a literature professor. I haven’t had a drink since Halloween and one of my best friends just moved home to Ireland (Halloween and Ireland are posts for another day!). I’m still that sun bum, happy-go lucky, hopeless romantic I was when I blogged for SoCal’d Mermaid, but now I’m stuck in libraries and coffee shops doing homework, refocusing my priorities on my future, or in the middle of a two hour phone call with my long distance boyfriend (also a post for another day).
If you happen to be one of my old readers, shoot me an email or leave a comment below! Let me know you’re still tagging along. And if you’re new to my little life in this corner of the web, let’s chat too. I’d love to find other lifestyle/college bloggers!