Being a December baby in public school usually gives parents two choices. 1. Enroll your 3-year-old in kindergarten with other kids born during the same year, or 2. Wait until the following year when your kid turns 4.
My Momma went with the first option, which means little 3-year-old Katrina was taking on school and never looking back. Seriously. I’m currently 25 (turning 26 in December) and have been in school since I was 3. Meaning, that when I graduate next April, I’ll have been in school for 24 years.
(photo below was not my first day of school outfit…although it should have been)
Growing up, no one tells you about those weird years between 17 and 25. It’s pretty much eight years of questioning yourself and making decisions. What University are you going to go to? What will your major be? Are you going to get a Masters degree? Is it too early to start a career? Do you want to travel more? Do you even like what you’re doing?
Well, I’ve gone through all of these questions, have one year left of school, and then need to find myself a job. And you know? Even though it’s too early to look for one, it’s nice to know that I made it through so many years of questions…until the new ones start, but we’re not there yet.
I’ve heard from a lot of people that your twenties are about finding yourself, your thirties are about getting to know yourself, and your forties are about owning who you are. And I like that. I like knowing that at one stage in my life I’ll finally be able to say “I don’t like big parties, so I’m not going”…but I’m not there yet. I’m still at the stage where I think I might like big parties because I did when I was 17-20. I’m weird.
Anyway, here we are in September, and somehow August passed us by in a flurry again. I spent August mostly doing wedding related activities on weekends, but it’s a good excuse to wear a cute dress and drink booze out of a mason jar. Otherwise, I sat down and MOTORED through Girls season 2, Mad Men seasons 3-5, and am DYING waiting for the next episode of Breaking Bad (my favorite show of life).
Otherwise, I cooked and baked a LOT, ran, and tried to spend as much time with P- as I could. My favorite recipe that I made was my Toasted Coconut Banana Cream Pie. It has a traditional banana cream pie filling with toasted coconut, whipped cream, and chocolate shavings. It made everything right in my world.
I also made a lot of stuff from other food bloggers in August. You NEED to make:
Snickers Brownies by My Baking Addiction
Cornmeal and Chive Waffles with Salsa and Eggs by Joy the Baker
Sea Salt Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies by Two Peas and Their Pod
Tortellini Mac & Cheese by Top with Cinnamon
Porobello Pesto Pizza by Brown Eyed Baker
Carrot Cake Bread by A Cozy Kitchen
Apple Crisp by Sippity Sup
German Apple Pancakes by Love and Olive Oil
Grilled Mascarpone and Roasted Jalapeno Pistachio Pesto Cheese Sandwich by Bev Cooks
OH! And I found a new blog, which makes me sooo happy! Check out What Should I Eat for Breakfast Today? for her stunning photos and AMAZING looking recipes. I’m super pumped I found this site. I mean, Cheese and Herb Cornbread with Scrambled Eggs? I die.
Other August Stuff?
I just finished reading The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I can genuinely say that I have never been so affected by a teen book in my life. It had me (ugly) crying in my room last night and staying up until 2am to finish it. Have you read it??
Hope everyone has a fabulous September! I’m off to school! xoxo