Running Wild

Belated post since we don’t have internet at the house.


I have definitely become attached to these people. I love every single one of them. They’re family. I haven’t known any of them for more than a month, but I know I’d do anything for them.
A couple of days ago one of them left to go home since their externship is done. And this weekend 2 more of them are leaving. I know we’ll keep in touch and I’m sure I’ll see them again someday, but this is still incredibly hard. Goodbyes are always hard.
Last night we all went out as one last hoorah. We went to a cider house and then after that we went to a brewery. And when we got home we played drinking games. I don’t remember the last time I had that much fun. Yesterday was absolutely perfect from the moment I woke up to the second I fell asleep and I wish I could play it over again.
I’m usually very articulate and can describe things really well. But I don’t know how to put this week into words, but I’m going to try:

Monday: We got a new person in the house. Sam. He’s great. He loves basketball almost as much as I do and I wish he had been here 2 weeks ago to watch the games with me. The only bad thing is that he went to UW Madison… pesky badgers. But he’s still great.

Tuesday: We got another new person in the house. Jenna. She’s freaking awesome. She fit in perfectly right away.

Wednesday: We went on a hike up a mountain. Both the climb and the view at the top were literally breathtaking. I’ll tell you, there’s absolutely nothing better than sitting at the top of a mountain watching the sunset and drinking an Angry Orchard with 8 of your closest friends.

Thursday: This day was actually my “Friday”. My weeks are off by a day because I get Fridays and Saturdays off. Half the house went out to Blue Mountain Brewery. Honestly I just wanted to get a refill on my growler but then other people tagged along and it became an actual dinner instead of just an alcohol run. So I refilled my growler AND had dinner with friends. Unfortunately this was Jessica’s last day at the house. After dinner she left. I pretty much attacked her with a hug in the parking lot. I can’t even explain how this happened but now there’s this ongoing joke in the house that you’re only allowed to leave if you’re cut up and stuffed in a pizza box. Our humor is weird and I love it.

Friday: (My Saturday). Kylee and I woke up and cleaned the kitchen since it was starting to get really gross. Also the only things on our counter are alcohol and citrus. I tried to clean up a bit and make it look like we didn’t just drink all the time – no such luck. I’ve decided I’m okay with our obvious stash of alcohol. It says we have fun. After we cleaned the kitchen we went to the Shenandoah National Park and hiked 6 miles of the Appalachian Trail. I’ve officially decided that one day I’m going to come back and do the whole thing. (note to self – bring sunscreen next time). When everyone else got home from work we all went to the cider house and Devils Backbone Brewery and preceded to have one of the best nights of my life with some of the greatest people I’ve ever met.
Oh! Also at some point this week we got another new person… Shannon. But she doesn’t live with us so I don’t really know when she got here. But she’s great and fits in perfectly. She came out with us last night too.
Basically last night I got super drunk and told every single person in the house that I loved them.. at least 3 times each. Which I absolutely do.
And now It’s my Sunday (but actually it’s Saturday) and I’m super hung over and writing this blog post.
It’s true what they say: Your 20’s are meant for the moments you’ll never remember and the people you’ll never forget. I will surely never forget these people.

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