abandoned mansion part ii featuring Brian, James, Jessie &I
|one of my faves|
|Thanks James for being my model; this is my other favorite shot of the day|
I’m so excited to be here for so many reasons:
My roommate is absolutely wonderful. Every night we talk and have so much fun just hanging out, I know this year is going to be a really great one. We have really different perspectives because she’s from Vermont and I’m from NYC’s suburbs, which is really different but really cool.
College. My first days of classes have been wonderful! I’m so excited to be back in school in such a positive learning environment. It’s really helping me grow. I can feel it.
All the people I’m surrounded by are just incredible. And I’m not comparing individual people, but back home it’s sometimes hard to fight all the negativity and here I feel like my soul is a little bit more free.
I’m really excited to learn. Learn how to cook HEALTHY by myself, for myself. Learn about gemstones and all of these really cool things my roommate is knowledgeable about. Learn about CERAMICS because Sean already signed up and Liza, Jeremy &me are thinking about joining the studio too (at least for a month) and just all of these things that are avaliable here. I feel like I have an overwhelming amount of potential and now it’s up to me to use these resources and things that are in front of me!
Overall, I’m just soooooo happy to be here and just live and see how things go. So far it’s been such a positive experience that I highly recommend anyone who has ever thought about picking up and moving to do it (especially alone! I think this makes a HUGE difference.) There are ALWAYS going to be things that will hold you back, but you have to realize once you throw yourself into a situation like that things will be good if you REALLY want them to be good. If you focus on that things will work out. It’s amazing how everything falls into place if you really let them.
I am so thankful. ♥
&I’d really like to say happy belated birthday to my best friend, Jessie. I hope 20 is a great year! I was totally going to write you this whole big thing but I didn’t have internet when it was your birthday (lame excuse, huh?) I really want you to know that I’m proud of you for going to England for a semester by yourself. And you know we’ll stay biffs even though we’re maddd hours apart. I love you to death. Never stop calling me everyday when you get out of class or if something silly happens. Those convos are my favorite.
I have the most inspiring friends; I’m totally embracing change this summer and I can’t wait to see how things play out.
Jessie left for London tonight, so that means a month and a half without my best friend. It’s going to be hard! We’ve been best friends since the 6th grade –sometimes I wonder what I’m going to do without you waking me up in the summer (okay, not only the summer. You’re the responsible one! lol)
We’ve been to at least 13 different states together – not to mention Rome, Paris, Pompeii and Versailles!
Jessie, I know I was supposed to go visit you in London -we’ll just have to go next year. I’m super proud of you for studying abroad by yourself. I hope you have the best time. ♥♥♥
P.S. Amy is in England also! Amy, I hope you and your family have an amazing time as well!