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Well, I just signed myself up for two internships and a Spanish 3 course…summer has officially started?

It really has been a relaxing summer though. For the past 3 weeks, all I’ve done is eat, nap, read, and cruise around on my bike. I’ve gone back home, I’ve gone to a wedding, and I’ve celebrated the best friend holiday. Now I’m back in Austin gearing myself up (mentally and physically) for what I am imagining to be one of the hardest summers of my college career.

If anyone has advice on how to juggle two internships, please feel free and comment away. If you would like to give me mental support, it’s greatly appreciated. I think I’ll survive. That’s what I keep telling myself anyway.


This is my desktop as a reminder

Special note about one of my internships: I will be managing social media for a wonderful non-profit organization called Texas 4000 for Cancer. Basically: UT students ride 4,000+ miles from Austin to Alaska…on their bicycles, to raise money for cancer research. Cool, right? This year marks their 10th year, it’s pretty special.
Please check out the website, read some of the stories (they will make you weep), donate, share our story. Our riders leave June 1st and I am proud to call some of those riders my friends.

If you’re interested in supporting us, join the Atlas ride on June 1st. Ride with them, volunteer, or join us at the finish line to celebrate their first day of riding. Also, follow us on Twitter. All this shameless plugging… sorry not sorry.


But I’m finally done. I just pressed “Send”, my Texas4000 application is complete…to the best of my abilities anyway. I’m nervous, I’m anxious, is it October already, I must be insane.

For those who do not know what Texas4000 is, to sum it up: it’s a 4,500-mile bike ride from Austin, TX to Anchorage, AK. It is done to raise awareness and money for cancer research. This is not the first ride, I am applying for Team 2014, and I must be insane.

I applied for a number of reasons. Whimsy is definitely a reason and a great reason at that. (Have you read Love Does? You should.) If I didn’t apply this year, I wouldn’t be eligible for the following year. If I didn’t apply, I wouldn’t know and it would always be a “no”. Apparently, if you have an “inkling to apply, you should do it”- so I did. I applied because Tommy never got to. He’s a huge inspiration to me (I’m devoting a whole post about this for later). I applied because in one way or another, I have been affected by cancer. Still, I must be insane.

Whatever the result may be, I’m really glad I sent my application in. At least I tried. Whatever happens, it’s for a reason (this is so cliche, but you guys know it’s true). I always tell other people to put themselves out there, it’s about time I do it myself. Texas 4000. It’s a huge commitment, but one step at a time.

Step 1: Application 
Step 2: The Waiting Process

It’s kind of fun to do the impossible. -Walt Disney