Monday, January 7, 2019

11 Random Thoughts

I'm interning in Athens, Georgia with a non-profit that works with UGA students for a few weeks. I've been living in Athens for a few days, and I still have about two weeks left. I thought it would be nice to reflect on my first few days in Athens.
  • Grocery shopping is insanely difficult! Its difficult to buy food you want to eat that's healthy and won't go bad super soon. I'm gaining a lot of respect for the little things my parents do. I'm planning on going to Trader Joe's today to grab some fruit and veggies as I know I haven't eaten enough of them lately.
  • I recently tried a Grand Slam at Arden's Garden. The Grand Slam is a "shot" of wheatgrass, ginger, lemon juice, and cranberry. I went with someone who's a regular at Arden's Garden so the employee gave us a shot of cayenne and pineapple. We followed it with a shot of pineapple juice. It was such a fun experience!
  • I really like how Athens has a true downtown shopping experience. Atlanta's downtown is a dead zone that has office buildings and tourist attractions. Needless to say, I don't hang out in Atlanta's downtown. Athen's downtown is cute with shops, restaurants, and a music venue.
  • Athens has a local coffee chain called Jittery Joe's. I'm currently sitting in one as I write this. I've been sitting for an hour and a half now, and the people watching has been incredible.
  • I'm staying with a family who have the most delightful children. Their children are fireballs of energy. I played with them outside for an hour yesterday. It made me realize I don't spend enough time running around outside. I'd like to do more of that this year.
  • The family had a gathering last night for law professors, and I ended up playing with the cutest two-year-old. It was amazing how the boy was entertained for an hour by throwing a ball around.
  • I played soccer with the kids the other day. I really enjoyed kicking the ball around. I'd like to get a soccer ball to play with at home.
  • The students haven't come back to Athens, yet. I'm excited to see the town with all the students. I'm wondering if Athens has any traffic when the students are here.
  • I'm staying in a very central part of Athens. I get to my internship in a little over five minutes if the light isn't red. I've been impressed by how convenient everything is to one another.
  • I'm going to a vegetarian restaurant for dinner tonight called the Grit. I'm excited to experience what vegan Athens has to offer. I haven't looked at the website so it'll be a surprise when I get there.
  • I'm going to a hockey game on Thursday with my mom. I can't wait to experience college athletics, a hockey game, and the camaraderie of sports. I wanted to go to Nashville over winter break to experience a Nashville Predators game but the timing didn't work out.
That's a little glimpse of where my mind's been at while I've been in Athens. I'll try to do another one of these before I go back to Atlanta.

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