‘Lets hang out’ 3 little words thrown around like nothing, seemingly easy to use with little to no effort. Unfortunately, the simplicity of ‘lets hang out’ seems to be linked to context. Coming from college culture where the premise of … Continue reading
This summer marks my first away from home. I have moved into a condo right on the beach in Rye with my quirky great aunt and austere great uncle. My family is a little over two hours away, as are my best friends from high school and the place where I have spent my summers all my life.
This summer I am completing my internship for Communication and working as a waitress at a new restaurant, where the locals still haven’t quite figured out that they are desperately sought after. My frustrations have already arisen as I have days where I receive one table in four hours, placing $4.50 in my wallet as I watch the gas pump eat ten times that in just one fill. Not to mention I’m paying $18 a week to park at my unpaid internship. Needless to say I am a complaining young woman having a whirlwind of an experience about what the real world is like and what it truly means to be at the bottom of the totem poll.
All money issues aside this summer holds many opportunities. Here is a place where I know no one and they do not know me. It is a chance to make new friends, new bonds, and new discoveries. To learn about myself and to find out all I can about the ocean, my internship, and how to be successful in a new place and at a new job. I also have the wonderful opportunity to get to know my great aunt and uncle better and to live by the ocean, for the ocean, and with the ocean.
And even if you lose sight of yourself, fall into the darkness, and shed tears of misery…have faith in the promise of tomorrow. For tomorrow holds opportunity and renewal, the start of something, the light of a new. We all … Continue reading
As the world is swallowed whole by the Internet; my eyes are transfixed on the ocean.
The web promotes and glimmers picturesque,
Yearning to encompass its beauty.
The ocean lives it.
Sounds of it,
And whispers notions of serenity.
Peace in its waves,
Forgiveness in its view.
Massaging the body with its voice,
The waves of a greater tomorrow,
A new beginning in every curve,
Where white meets blue.