“whats with today, today” empire records
its this type of day.
Bagels and cat plates. (Taken with Instagram)
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and so i decided to write this little blog about it. I came to london not knowing anyone on the program, i took a leap going to a foreign country for five months not knowing anyone. It has been an amazing experience. I met a lot of awesome people, made some new friends for when im back at school, talked to a lot of crazy brits and drank a lot (and by a lot i mean, A LOT, but its legal here so thats good) I also learned a lot about myself and who I am as a person. I decided to say yes instead of no and to not be afraid to try new things, or things i had previously blocked myself from doing whether from lack of confidence or it being out of my comfort zone. I have decided to do more things out of my comfort zone, it may be uncomfortable but youll love the stories after. I promise. Ive also learned a lot about myself and who I am as a person and what makes me happy, along with what i need to be happy. Im more okay with being alone, and doing things alone. Sometimes its nice to go out to dinner alone or watch a movie alone and just appreciate yourself. I also realized I want to get in better shape but not for anyone, for myself. I spent a lot of this semester on myself and im okay with that. I do not regret anything that i have done this semester, only not doing more. Do more, figure out what makes you happy and don’t be afraid to do it. Be embarrassing. Look like a fool. Appreciate your surroundings. Tell those you care about, that you care about them.
A lot of this semester has been amazing, but ill also mention the less amazing parts. I was and still am 90% sure one of my flatmates hates me. I don’t really know why, but i decided to make sure that i didnt let her get me down. Don’t let others make you feel inferior, everyone has enough issues you dont need others to cause even more. Halfway through the semester I had to come home due to the death of my grandmother, mama. She was an amazing lady and I love her with all my heart, although going home was not ideal, it was something I had to do and I almost feel like since ive been here i havent acknowledged the loss as much as I should have. I didnt want my last 6 weeks here to be me moping around the flat and to not do anything, but it certainly was not easy. I am a little worried about going home because of that. The whole week the house was full of people so it didnt feel as empty but I know once my parents are at work and im home alone it will be a little tough. Which is why a part of me is glad I wont be living at home this summer.
The summer! I am very excited for the summer. I have an internship at Team Love working at their gallery in New Paltz, NY, which means living with andrew which should be super fun. I really want to cook more this summer, and start going to the gym, and of course the beach. It will be really nice to see my friends and be with my family as well.
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its all so strange. 11 days and ill be back in the states and honestly i could not be more excited. i do love london, i really do but i miss my family and friends and feeling like myself. i did exactly what i wanted to do while here, which was take risks and try new things and i did exactly that. Im excited to eat NJ pizza, NJ bagels and good chinese food. I cant wait to be surrounded by my friends and family who i dont feel like i need to impress. i cant wait to sleep in my own bed and not live with four girls. Im excited to be able to cook what i want and to do my own thing. I also just want warmer weather. these last two weeks could not go by fast enough.
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sorry ive been sucking. (sorry im not sorry) ive just been so busy i kinda forgot about this thing. WELL. i went to brussels amsterdam and prague and WILL UPLOAD SOME PHOTOS. if we are friends on facebook i got a bunch thurr. then i had to go home for an unfortunate event but it was really nice to see my family and some of my friends, but it makes being back here so much weirder, in a good way. it makes me wish i was staying in europe for longer because i really fuckin love it here. ITS JUST SO AWESOME. even friday night which was mildly an epic fail of attempting to go to fabric and only making it to the mile long queue before giving up was a ton of fun. Ray and Bri just left and i had a lot of fun with them being here and getting to show them the city. My parents get here on friday and i really cant wait. Im excited to show them a city i consider a home to me and a place i really love. I only have a month left and i cannot believe it. its insane. ive made a shit ton of new friends whom i get to hangout at school with next year and i fell in love with a city (mom don’t read this part cause i dont want to make you sad) but i really could see myself living here one day. and now my friend jayme is reminding me of one of my highlights which is passing the huge eddie redmayne photos in knightsbridge on our commute to marble arch.
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Belgian waffles with nutella. Belgian chocolates filled with hazelnut. I’m doin alright.
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at 5:30 am I leave for brussels, amsterdam and prague for 10 days.
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