packing/life update

Currently packing to go home! My flight is tonight at 7:40

Life Update:

-Had my interview with starbucks, will know in a couple days if I got the job. Fingers crossed!!! I think I did pretty good

-I’m actually making some friends 🙂

-Started seeing a new therapist

-Still doing school, I can feel my brain working and getting smarter

-Started decorating my room, it’s starting to feel like more of a home


It’s been about a week since my last post. I guess haven’t written because I don’t want my blogs to be too depressing. But I also want to be genuine and honest about where I’m at. Some days are better than others. Today and yesterday have been hard. I know good things are coming, but I’m so tired of waiting. It feels like it’s been a long time since I’ve accomplished anything other than getting out of rehab. I think I need to find things that make me happy. And start actually doing them. I’m getting my drivers license! So that will be an accomplishment. My appointment is on March 13th. Dads gonna fly out and watch me crush the driving test. I’m gonna ask a friend to teach me how to parallel park. I have a little less than a month to perfect it. Once I get a car, I know lots of new opportunities will come. I am still pretty optimistic, and I feel like Austin will turn out alright.

hello again

Ok. Im not sure if Im posting this right. It’s been a while. I don’t think I understood how meaningful this website is until I read the book Dad made. So I decided I would start doing some blogging. Maybe the rest of the family will join in as well. If not, it’s okay. Might just be me and Dad on here.

Im living in Austin now. I haven’t been home in a long time. I haven’t really been able to explore the city. Uber is expensive so I find myself using that as an excuse to not get out much. I uber to the gym, to therapy, and to meetings. I try to find rides as much as I can, but also don’t want to be too much of a burden on my roommates. It’s nice here. But I haven’t had to deal with the summer months yet. Im making friends slowly. Probably should put myself out there more. As hard as it is to be here and not at home, I am starting to feel a whole lot better. I am hopeful and excited for the future.

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Mom has been in North Carolina so it has been just me, Julian, and Dad. It’s been super fun. We played ping pong in the garage, and I even got him to play volleyball with me! We watched Coraline. But I got a little freaked out towards the end and said I was to tired to finish it even though it was only 9.

The Life Of Bainbridge Island

This has been an eventful summer. First Italy, then North Carolina, then aunt Shay, then the Adele concert, then Adrienne, then Canada, and in two days I will be in LA with my best friend for her birthday. I have been babysitting our Neighbor McKenna a lot to pay for a phone. Yesterday we found the perfect phone on Craigslist and we are meeting the lady who is selling the phone on Thursday and I couldn’t be more excited! I want to say thank you to my AMAZING Dad for finding this phone for me!!! You are the best Dad ever!

The Life Of Bainbridge

Today I stayed home with Dad and Julian while Aunt Shay and Mom drove around exploring. Julian wanted to go to the skatepark, while he skated, Dad and I hungout and listened to music. For lunch we went to Via Rosa. I got a meatball sandwich, Julian got a pepperoni pizza, and dad got a house salad and ravioli. They accidentally made 2 house salads for us so we just gave the extra one to the person sitting next to us. When we got home, Dad and I took a bike ride to Fort Ward. When we got home I watched some TV, and then went up to the pool. I played dad in ping pong, and then swam and shot some baskets in the new basketball hoop.


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I am in Venice! It is beautiful here. There are no cars here, so you just get around by walking or taking a boat. Because the water is rising about an inch and a half per year, soon Venice will be completely underwater. We are in Venice with Nolno and Laura (the Ruggieri’s grandparents). Nolno lived in Venice for three years so he knows his way around very well. It is easy to get lost in Venice. It is like a labyrinth. So we are glad to have him to guide us. This is our last stop in Italy. I have had such a good time and this had been an amazing expeirience. I am so exited to see my grandparents in North Carolina and to see my Dad in a week!