A Busy Summer

A Busy Summer

A Busy Summer

For me, as student at Wheeling Jesuit University, school was out for the summer by the second week of May. I had a week to myself before starting my summer internship at Bordas & Bordas. This was mostly spent winding down after final exams and making plans with my friends and family for the rest of the summer. Soon enough I was starting my internship and my summer began to zoom by. The rest of the month was spent Monday through Thursday at the office, and weekends serving at the Wilson Lodge in Oglebay. Spare time was spent relaxing by a campfire, swimming, cutting grass or playing video games when I should have been studying. Oops. The LSAT (Law School Admissions Test) was on June 6, and the time I had to prepare really got away from me in May. After recovering from the test, it was time to get everything ready for a 10-day trip with my fiancée that I had been anticipating all year. Four days were spent camping at the Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Del. I bought the tickets for my fiancée as a Christmas gift, so we’d been waiting a long time to go. Our two favorite bands were going to be playing on the same day, on the same stage, one right after the other. As awesome as it was to see so many mazing artists at the festival, by the end I was so ready for a real bed, indoor plumbing, some A/C and some rest. Fortunately, our next destination would provide me with the first three of those things. The next six days were spent at what has been the highlight of my summer, every summer, for the past eight years - St. Vincent’s Summer Camp. SVS camp is a youth ministry camp for grades seven to 12. I was lucky enough to attend for five years, and this was my third year as a part of the adult volunteer staff. On our way to camp, when we were about 30 minutes away, we found a stray kitten and decided to adopt it. Needless to say, the kitten was a huge hit all week at camp. Like past years as an adult volunteer, I was in charge of the lake and all boating activities. My time also included a shaving cream war, lip sync competition, countless arts and crafts, evening prayer services and more amazing memories than I have time to tell you about. This was one of the best weeks of St. Vincent’s Summer Camp yet, and anyone who attends falls in love with it. My first day back in Wheeling I had to leave in the afternoon and to go to Morgantown, W.Va. for the Miss West Virginia competition. My fiancée had bought us tickets because one of our best friends was competing, and she ended up finishing in the top three. The next weekend was Fourth of July and we set off most of our fireworks on July 3 because the weather wasn’t great on the fourth.  I believe I had nothing but hot dogs over the fire for almost every meal that weekend. One week later, it was my 21st birthday! My fiancée put together a big surprise party at Generations with my family and friends. It was such a good time, and I received plenty of alcoholic gifts. My night somehow ended with a game of Monopoly. The next couple weeks were mainly focused on work and finishing up things here at the office. Plenty of reading and typing to tie up the loose ends of the project I’d been working on during my time at Bordas & Bordas. Luckily, I was assigned something I found interesting, and everyone at the firm is very friendly and easy to talk to. It has been an excellent summer so far, and I’d like to thank everyone who’s made that possible. Time to get ready for the beach!