It’s hard to believe that my time in Cleveland is almost over. I feel like I live such a different lifestyle at school vs. this summer at work. I guess, here are the differences:
School: Eat Pizza House at 3 AM, sleep at 4 AM, wake up at 12; entered the CCRB only three times the past three years of college (only once to work out, though, LOL); studying at Starbucks and living off of processed breakfast sandwiches and Rich JC.
Work: Sleep at a reasonable time like before 12 AM, wake up at 7 AM; actually using my gym membership; actually cooking good meals (like fresh foods) and not eating packaged or processed foods.
Wow, I felt like a completely different person while in Cleveland. I guess during school, I liked the freedom of doing things whenever I want to, while the work-life has a more strict 9-5. I definitely feel like I have a lot more free time now that I’m working to do things I want to do, since I don’t have to work/study outside of the 9-5. However, I definitely have a bigger social life during school, having the freedom to do dumb college things like drinking a milkshake at 3 AM (bad mistakes, I have to say).
With only one last week of work, I have to say I will miss the work-life balance routine. It’s nice to be able to cook for myself and not have to eat out because I’m too “busy” to cook. I hope that I can at least cook and work out more when I’m back at school.
It’s also hard to believe that I only have 5 more work days. Even though work is hard and frustrating, I hope I can finish strong. I’ll also miss the friends I’ve made here and especially the church community I’ve been attending. I will definitely miss going to a coffee house on Sunday afternoons and doing work in a group but separately (if that makes sense). I think I really learned to treasure my experiences here, despite being pessimistic when I first decided to go to Cleveland for the summer. Despite work being hard, my overall Cleveland experience was super good and I definitely learned a lot.