Iowa City Summer

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I made the decision to spend my summer staying in Iowa City. The main deciding factor of my stay is my job. I love my job at the rock wall in the CRWC (Campus Recreation and Wellness Center) and when I was given the opportunity to stay on this summer I jumped at the opportunity. It also saved me a job hunt if I had returned home to the Chicago suburbs.

The only downfall I can see is that besides working, I really have nothing else to do. I couldn’t afford summer classes, so that wasn’t an option. So besides working, I really need to find something else to do…

Spending the summer away from home is a new experience all within itself. But another new experience is living on my own. Freshman year I was in the dorms, sophomore year I lived in my sorority house, so this is the first time I’m truly on my own in an apartment. It has definitely been a learning curve. Luckily I’m naturally an extremely neat and organized person, so that has made the transition easier. Cooking is another big one. I LOVE to cook, and finally I get the opportunity to instead of having my food made for me. So that’s a major perk.

Overall I’m loving working here this summer. I already absolutely love my job, I’m really getting to know my coworkers, and I’m trying lots of new things. I can’t wait to see what else this summer brings me!