This post is going to be a bit longer than I’d originally intended, mainly because this past week has been incredibly busy. Busy in a good way, but there hasn’t been a lot of time until now to catch my breath and write down what’s been going on.
Speaking of catching my breath… just my luck to move to Utah right at the start of a heat wave. I knew that the summer was going to be rough for me – I haven’t had to deal with dry heat since I was a kid living in central California, but even then, it wasn’t like this. It feels like I’m being smacked down onto the asphalt by an angry god each time I go out to my car at the end of work. But I digress.
I left Spokane about a week ago. The trip was more or less uneventful and I won’t dwell too much on it here except to say that while I-90 eastbound through the Idaho panhandle is beautiful, it would’ve been nicer not to attempt those curves and mountain grades in a fully-packed compact SUV while trying not to hydroplane through all of that rainfall. But I made it safely and in one piece. Utah is stunning in its own way and I will appreciate it more when I’ve acclimatized in another week or two.
Now, on to what you probably want to hear more about… the first week of the internship! I’ll tell the story of how I got this internship in another post because it deserves some space of its own. But now that I’ve been on the job for a week I can say that I’m really happy that I mustered up the courage to apply.
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