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Actual rain and thunder at camp today! AMAAAAZING!

Actual rain and thunder at camp today! AMAAAAZING!

— 6 hours ago

I’m so thrilled at the thought of getting up in approximately 5 and a half hours for work. Especially while I’m still eating my bagel and probably not going to be tired for the next hour or so. Tomorrow will certainly be interesting. Definitely hoping to make it to breakfast session so I can get my fix of 7 cups of coffee just to get me through the morning before a likely lunchtime nap. Great plan Nat. On the plus side I’ve had a wonderful time in town tonight with great friends #smileyface

— 2 days ago with 1 note
#personal  #summer  #happy  #friends  #good days 
"Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them."
— 1 week ago with 98805 notes

So the entire reason I was staying in England next summer was because of one of my (fairly close) friends’ weddings. Which I said I’d help with the cake, table decorations, general prep work and also attend on the day. 

So my friend and her fiance have split up for good apparently. And now I’m incredibly tempted to come back here for a 3rd summer. SO BADLY. 

I don’t know what to do. ARGH. I feel like I should be a grown up and get a real job in England but also I want to be out here because it’s so beautiful and I’d get the chance to travel and get dive certified. 

I don’t know. Decisions time. I’m still going to keep applying for jobs but at the rate it’s going if I don’t get anything then this is looking like a great option to have lined up. 

— 1 week ago with 1 note
#personal  #summer  #work  #life  #decisions 

I can’t quite believe I only have 3 weeks left of camp and 7 weeks left in the US. May seems like a ridiculously long time ago and I’m terrified of leaving camp this time. Mainly because I know that this is the last time I’m ever going to be here. I’m not going to have any more opportunities to come back to this wonderful camp. Maybe one day I’ll come back to Catalina, that would be wonderful, but not to camp. It’s scaring me to think about all this. To be looking for jobs back in England for September onwards. Wishing I could carry on working out here. 

It’s been a weird couple of days off. Extremely lazy. But I’ve had some lovely times catching up with certain friends this weekend who I feel I’ve not spent enough time with this summer. And yet there’s still more people I feel I can spend more time with. And a guy in particular who I’d love to be hanging out with more but I don’t think he’s on the same page as me in that respect unfortunately. I’m still hoping. Always the optimist. 

Tomorrow I’d like to get up at a decent hour, perhaps even make it to breakfast?! Mainly because we start working again around lunchtime and I’ll probably have to start cleaning again, joy… Then kids get here around 3pm and 2nd session starts for the summer. I definitely preferred the kids in 1st session last year so it’ll be interesting to see if it falls the same way this year. We’ll see. Just trying to enjoy the rest of the time here and making the most of the time I have with friends here who I might not see for a very long time afterwards. 

— 1 week ago with 1 note
#personal  #summer  #camp  #work  #friends  #time flies 
Wonderful book, definitely recommend! #norweiganwood #murakami #greatread #summerbooklist

Wonderful book, definitely recommend! #norweiganwood #murakami #greatread #summerbooklist

— 2 weeks ago
#summerbooklist  #greatread  #norweiganwood  #murakami 



a restaurant in my hometown got a review that said the servers should “show some skin” so the owner added a potato skin special to the menu and all the proceeds from the special go to the west virginia foundation for rape information services (x)

That’s exactly the appropriate response.

(via kaytpp)

— 2 weeks ago with 233407 notes
Gorgeous hike into Avalon yesterday! #daysoff #sunshine #catalina

Gorgeous hike into Avalon yesterday! #daysoff #sunshine #catalina

— 2 weeks ago with 1 note
#catalina  #sunshine  #daysoff 

Today has been stunning. We had a day off while the kids were still in camp (no classes, just activities run by their counselors) so we hiked part way up a mountain, unfortunately a bison was laying/sprawling across the trail so we couldn’t make it to the top :( 

But then we decided to hike into town! And after being ruthless and not pansying around with everyone we managed to set off early (oh my god I cannot even deal with people being so fucking indecisive here at times…) and made it into town for a couple of hours to hang out, have some dinner (with the same indecisive people who bumped into us, but also decided not to order food with us?! Why the fuck come into the restaurant if you’re not eating!) Anyway it was cool. 

We had some awesome conversation on the hike in. The girls I hiked in with are wonderful friends from last summer and we had such a blast and I shared things with them that I’ve been worried to talk about with people here and it felt good to let a few things go :) 

All in all, great day. Plus I bought a new awesome shirt with a Giant Black Sea Bass printed on it, and lots of candy :D

— 2 weeks ago with 1 note
#personal  #catalina  #island life  #day off  #friends  #happy