Saturday, August 21, 2010
The sun is shining, not too many clouds in the sky and I'm packing to go to the hot springs for an overnight. It'll be a nice little 3 mile hike in with the hot springs right there where you camp! I've never been so I'm really excited! I have no idea what I'm going to bring for food. Is there such a thing as healthy camping? (suggestions VERY welcome) And for the whipped cream to that cherry on top... I actually made it on the river to go floating yesterday! It was just a little 2 1/2 hr float but I made it the whole way! My tummy behaved for once, AND I even got to join the rest of my friends out to dinner afterwards. Shortly after dinner I had to say my good-byes but that was more fun with my friends than I'd be able to have in a long time!
I'm super excited because I finally have orientation at the University of Montana on the 25th, with classes to start immediately after. I've wanted to be a Griz since I was 15 and it was my brother's orientation. Between health and stupid life choices it has been a REALLY long journey to get here to this point. I'm nervous, I'm excited, I'm happy and to be totally honest I'm TERRIFIED! I've started second guessing myself if I can handle this. This will be the 3rd time restarting college due to health, and this time I have to start from scratch. Even though the dropping out and taking time off was due to health I can't help but look at it as failure instead. To meet UM's requirements for me to be admitted I have to take a certain amount of credits in a strict time frame with at least a 2.0 to continue. My health still isn't under control at all. I'm pretty much at the point where I have to say to myself "Well, this is my life. I can either curl up in the fetal position and cry like a baby OR I can learn to just deal with it and function anyways." Guess which one I'm going with?!?!?
Darn I ran outta time, sorry folks I'll finish this blog tomorrow when I get home. I gotta finish packing and get on the road in a little over an hour and still gotta eat breakfast too. If you do have any suggestions for good food to bring with for tonight, only a fire will be available no stoves, I WILL be checking back before taking off. THANKS!