YA Highway: Road Trip Wednesday!

In preparation for our Bookmobile discussion of Kody Keplinger’s A MIDSUMMER’S NIGHTMAREThis Week’s Topic Is: 
How did you spend/how will you spend the summer after graduation?Summer after High School Graduation: I went on a trip from London north through Scotland to the Orkney Islands with my cousins Emma and Sophie. It was absolutely awesome, I fell in love with Scotland, and we ran into Billy Boyd on the streets of Edinburgh. That’s not a lie. There’s a picture, but I was a chubby awkward 18yr old so it’ll never make this blog 😀 
Then I just worked, I think. And rode my horse. Summer after College Graduation (damn, I’m old): I had two internships. I did nuclear nonproliferation activism and food safety. As my dad said, “Mushrooms, and mushroom clouds!”. I loved my jobs at the time, and I still do now in retrospect. I learned a ton. Unpaid internships are worth it in most fields. Put in the grunt work, folks!

6 thoughts on “YA Highway: Road Trip Wednesday!

  1. Crystal says:

    So jealous of your Scottish travels! What is it about Scotland that draws the YA Highwayers post grad? I would’ve loved to travel back then.

    • Katie L says:

      Scotland’s pretty alluring…my mother’s family is from the Isle of Skye but we didn’t make it over there. There’s something about endless hills and fields and sheep. Also, accents. Sexy, sexy accents.

      I mean. The literary tradition! Yes, the literary tradition 😉

    • Katie L says:

      I wish I had been able to ride there! We took the train northbound the entire way (which was amazing and I highly recommend it, even just to feel like Harry Potter for a few hours). The Orkneys were amazing. It was light for 23hrs a day when we were there too, which is a different experience!

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