Well, things have been extremely busy lately. Thus, I haven't at all been keeping up with this blog.
I've started my internship with Urban EpiCenter, and I am already LOVING it. UEC is a non-profit organization based out of North Nashville (a primarily black neighborhood with an amazingly rich history, culture, and strong community, for those non-Nashvillians), focused on racial & economic justice. I've already been to several really important meetings: community organizing (led by the civil rights activist, Rev. James Lawson), a predatory lending, Metro council (to support metro bus and custodial staff being laid off), racial profiling, etc.
I'm really excited about all of the things I'm learning.
In other news, this weekend was WONDERFUL. My darling best friend, Stephanie Creasy, came to visit Nashville! We got to go see Toy Story 3 in 3D on opening night, and then spent all day together on Friday. Saturday we watched the Cameroon/Denmark World Cup game at Sams Sports Bar. It was more fun than I have had in a while. I love my best friend, and I was overjoyed the spend the weekend with her. I just wish she was still here.
And I will desperately miss her when she goes to Africa (yeah, she's that badass).
My other best friend, Amy, is currently busy leading the entire Summer Orientation program at Belmont (yes, she's pretty badass too).
And, last but not least, my other best friend Sarah is busy being social and traveling the South to visit family & friends (she's also pretty badass). And I definitely miss her.
I love my bestfriends. It's weird not living with them. But I definitely still love them, a LOT.