This will officially be my third blog ever, so I will try to make it a good one.
This summer has not felt like a typical summer for me; I feel as if I have been away from home longer than ever. I was in Mexico for a whole month and I just came back from San Antonio, Texas almost a week ago.
Mexico was a lot of fun. I got to meet most of my uncles, from my dad's side, for the first time ever since I left Mexico at the age of 18 months. My father no longer lives and I never really spent time with him when he was alive (I met him for the first time ever when I was 8 years old and never again saw him since he lived in Mexico) so when I met one of my uncles who looked a lot like him I couldn't help but choke-up a little. I learned so much about my "Alva" side and that just made the trip worth more than words can explain.
San Antonio, well that was a business trip (as I like to call it). My sorority (Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Inc.) had its convention there this year and I went as a delegate for my colony. My sister, Chrissy, and I had to go to these long business meetings and sit for a couple of hours. It was tiring but nonetheless, it was a really fun trip. We ended up driving to San Antonio and that just made the trip even more exhausting. We met a bunch of other sisters from all over the country along with a lot of Beta brothers (Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity Inc.) who also had their convention at the same hotel. It was a real fun trip at the end of it all and I am really happy I went.
I am now less than a month away from going back to MU; my summer vacation is coming to an end but I'm honestly not sad about it. I have so much to do this year; taking 19 credits while trying to bring my GPA up, work-study at the wonderful Marketing Department with M, sorority stuff, and possibly an off-campus job are all on my to-do list and I am ready to take on it all.