Classes start next Monday. What have I completed on my bucket list? Not much. I only finished one book. However, I did travel to places other than the usual New York and Florida, which sounds like such a first world problem. I was able to go to Mississippi and Illinois. Even though I’ve been to both of those places before, I had never been to Oxford or Chicago.
My sorority sisters and I took a trip to Oxford, Mississippi to see one of our other sorority sisters. There is not much to do there. It’s a dry county so they stop selling liquor at like 10:00 PM and their bars close at midnight. We did a lot of relaxing there. Oxford has a cute little downtown square area that we walked around and shopped. Ole Miss is also in Oxford so we took a short driving tour of their campus. That was basically the gist of what we did there. It was just a lot of fun to get out of Georgia and have a relaxing girls’ weekend.
Last weekend, I had a chance to finally go to Chicago. Last time I went to Illinois, I flew into Chicago but I had to drive immediately to Champaign for a conference. So this time, I made sure to take advantage of my time there while I was at my sorority’s national Convention. I basically did everything I wanted to do while I was there. I went to Millennium Park, Chicago Riverwalk, the Skydeck at the Willis Tower, Navy Pier, and the Shedd Aquarium. I did not go to China Town. I totally forgot about that. So that’s one thing to go on the to-do list for next time. But, Chicago is awesome! The weather was beautiful and it’s so easy to get around the city. I want to go back… now.
My sorority Convention was awesome, as usual. I love getting to meet new people and reconnecting with the oldies. It’s so inspiring to see how the sorority is growing on a national level and how the younger generations are aiding in helping the sorority grow to a new level. Every time I come back from Convention, I just want to find more ways to become an involved alumnae member.
Now, my last summer is almost over and I feel like I haven’t accomplished much. But, I feel like that’s ok because I won’t get another summer off to just relax after I graduate.
Here are a few photos to recap my recent travels and the last of my summer.
Well, wish me luck in my last year of grad school. It’s going to be a crazy year…