The Last Summer

Hello everyone! My name is Emily Ast and I can say that both sadly and excitingly I’m going into my Senior year at Geneseo (I actually cannot believe that this is my last year). But, since this is my last real summer before I enter the working world, I’ve made sure that this has been an completely eventful, busy, and very exciting time.

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My brother and I before eating an incredible meal at the Western Door

So, to start my summer I came home and sort of unpacked all of my stuff from school. (Half of my apartment is still sitting in my garage). But after just a few days home I was off to Vermont with my dad, to take him on a business trip. He had knee surgery towards the end of the school year, so my job the first two weeks of summer was to be his personal assistant, but we had a lot of fun. We took a trip up to Church St. in Burlington for our first day in Vermont for dinner, and I took a trip to the Ben & Jerry’s Factory while he was at his meeting the next day. Although we were there and gone in just two short days, it was fun to spend some quality time with my dad after being gone for so long, and we got to enjoy the beautiful ride through both the mountains of Vermont and the Adirondacks on the way home.

Later that week we were off again, but this time just to Syracuse. While my dad went to his meeting and I got picked up by my good friend MADISON KOSUDA. We drove to her hometown of Utica and she showed me all of her favorite things to do. We ate some really great food, hung by the pool, walked her dog at Hamilton College, and took a nice ride in her mom’s convertible. Even though I just lived with her the week before, it was great to see her and there was already so much to catch up on already!

But my journey to see some of my best friends was not over yet. I took a trip out to Keuka Lake with Madison a week or so later to visit Emma Lannon, a former volleyball player. We hung at her lake house, went kayaking, and had a good time catching up before she was off to spend the summer working on a safari in Africa.

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A sunrise on Keuka Lake

Soon after I came home it was time to hang out with Sarah Bain, aka my best friend, 3-year roommate, and soon to be married! I went wedding dress shopping with her and she found the one! The wedding is a little less than 1 year away and I can’t wait to see her get married (I get to be a bridesmaid!!!!). But, first we had her engagement party, where we went to her Maid of Honors house and enjoyed dinner and games.

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Sarah Bain and her fiancé Mark!!! Congrats!

During the beginning of my summer when I wasn’t traveling around to see my friends I was busy working at a panini stand in downtown Buffalo, and taking a summer class, Intro to Audit. After a few short weeks of paninis, class, and hanging with friends it was time to get started with my internship!!

So I was off to Pittsburg for a week of training where I made some incredible friends and ate a ton of good food. We trained from about 8:30-4, then the Buffalo and Rochester interns got to spend the rest of our free time having fun and exploring Pittsburg. For our last night we got tickets to a Pirates game, and spent the night just hangout at the hotel having a great time. But the following week was the beginning of what will hopefully be my life after college. I am working as an Assurance Intern at PwC, an accounting firm, at their Buffalo office. I’ve been super busy working full time and learning what my role is in performing an audit and quarterly reviews. Although it can be super confusing at times, I’ve gotten the opportunity to meet a lot of really incredible and intelligent people! There was even a firm-wide shutdown the week of the 4th of July which was awesome, and allowed me to finally get a little bit of a tan. During the week a few fun things I did were taking a day trip to Toronto with my boyfriend and walking over the border to Niagara Falls for a night.

But besides my internship I’ve been enjoying this HOT summer when I have time off by my pool, on my boat, with my family and friends, playing some volleyball, and getting in the work outs. Just last weekend we took a trip to Cleveland to watch the Yankees, who sadly lost. The rest of my summer will be spent enjoying these beautiful days and getting ready for preseason. I have one last super fun thing planned which is that I get to go to Disney if I get a job offer at the end of my internship! I already have my flight booked, so all I’m waiting on is the offer to go!

So, everyone who’s made it this far, thanks for reading all about my final college summer and I cannot wait to see you in a few short weeks! Enjoy everyday we have until we get back because these amazing college summers only last so long. And to our new freshies, I can’t wait to play with you guys! So to all of my teammates, old and new, and you too coaches, I can’t wait to enjoy my final season with you! I can just feel that it is going to be an incredible year! Now off to the gym!

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Love you all so so much,

Emily (:

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