Spring sort of snuck up on us, and then decided to hide. It’s a rainy, Avett Brothers kind of day. And it’s a dear friend’s birthday, so it has to be a coca-cola day (this chick has an unparalleled love for coke).
The past few weeks have crawled by, sort of uneventful, except when I really think about it, there’s been a lot of small triumphs to celebrate. Joe has had a couple of job interviews, and it’s been fun for me to see him get excited about a job. We paid off one of my student loans (the second smallest one, with one of the higher interest rates) and started our debt snowball. Our emergency fund is complete for over four months of living expenses. We’re getting better at living together, we argue less about silly things, which means either he has less clutter or I don’t notice it as much (it’s probably a combination of both, which is a good thing, I think). I am just a hair shy of being done with my Master’s degree. It sounds cooler than it is, actually. Being a student is a natural extension of who I’ve become, and it’s no longer challenging or fulfilling, which is probably why I’m so impartial. But all of these things are worth celebrating, even if they’re awfully responsible for a pair of twenty-two-year-olds. It feels really good to have accomplished these things, but by the same token, I sort of wish we were a little more irresponsible, if only because it’s perfectly acceptable to be frivolous and selfish in your twenties. But then I have a panic attack in the middle of the night at the suggestion of buying a house, and I remember that I’m not too grown up, and that my fight-or-flight syndrome will keep me from becoming too settled into adulthood for a while at least.
The most exciting part of May is this coming weekend, when Joe and I grab our bags and are headed north. My Danish host family is coming to NYC for their holiday this year, and I am meeting them in the city to soak up every last second with them. This family made my time in Denmark so wonderful. They opened their home and hearts to me, and I am so grateful for their kindness. I am specifically excited to see my host sister Caroline – she was my best friend while I was there and is one of the funniest people I know. We used to stay up late to watch Friends, or meet in Copenhagen to go shopping after class, and she pulled quite a few pranks on me. So watch out, NYC, the Lund’s are coming for you!