How’s your summer?

“How’s your summer?”

“Good. I’m just working.”

This has been my routine response when anyone asks what I’ve done this summer. It’s true, of course. I have mostly been working between my internship and summer job, but I’ve also been able to do a lot of fun things this summer.

I’ve had the chance to see a play, two musicals, one movie and a performance by one of my favorite Broadway stars.

I saw Parkway Playhouse’s “The 39 Steps,” and Lees McRae Summer Theatre’s “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and “Legally Blonde.”

Admittedly, I went to see the new “Baywatch” movie with a couple of friends. It wasn’t as terrible as I thought it would be, if I’m being honest.

And holy cow! Sutton Foster came to Boone, and I’m so thankful for having an Appalachian State University friend to get us tickets. We didn’t have set plans to attend the show until a few hours before, but I’m so glad we did. Sutton Foster is incredible. If you ever get the chance to see her live, I would definitely recommend it.

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My mom and I took a girls’ trip to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. I hadn’t been to Dollywood since I was five years old, so I wanted to see what all the excitement was about. Make sure to watch the video I made of the trip.


We also made a trip to Asheville, North Carolina, for shopping. We found our new favorite restaurant, Twisted Laurel, and the Well Bread coffee shop with great tiramisu.

Really, there’s been a lot of coffee in general.

I bought some flowers one day simply because they were pretty. Treat yourself, am I right?

I’ve met up with several friends to catch up. Kellie and I even got fake ear piercings. You could say we’re rebels.

So that’s what I’ve actually been doing this summer. Don’t let me tell you I’ve only been working.

However, I did finish my journalism internship with about 150 hours. Make sure to check out my portfolio.

Leave a comment or photos of what you’ve been up to this summer.