I’ve been incredibly busy this semester (surprise, surprise), and this is probably not a good idea whatsoever, but hey! I’m okay with it.
I’ve been thinking that I really miss just writing about daily life and the awesome, fun, usually ridiculous things that sometimes (often) happen to me, so I decided to try keeping up with this blog post-Florence! We’ll see how it goes….
I originally started this blog as an easy way to keep in touch with family and friends during my amazing four-month study abroad experience in Florence, Italy (see previous posts for the coolest my life has probably ever sounded written down).
But now that I’m back, I really miss writing for fun….not to be confused with the painful, gag-me-with-a-shrimp-fork essay writing I constantly have to do for school.
More importantly, Ohio is honestly such an odd place all around…full of crazy people, places and situations, and ridiculous things happen to me almost daily that I just feel should be written down somewhere, at least for my own amusement. Plus, I still travel a little now and then; so, there are those experiences.
Also, I have been suffering deeply from post-Europe depression. (I googled it, guys. It’s a real epidemic.) So, I thought this blog might be useful as an outlet and also consistent with its original theme.
“Post Europe Depression: A harsh reminder that reality does indeed blow. A strong yearning to relive the amazing times from your trip. This condition is definitely not helped by the [crappy Ohio] weather…” (edited)
“I just tried to drink some coffee and ended up in tears again because nothing in the world is as good as an italian cappuccino.” (this made me laugh out loud at the thought of someone trying desperately to drink coffee without shedding tears hahaha!)
These thoughts cross my mind almost daily. I was at Panera with a friend of mine a while ago, and she was grossed out by having to lay her backpack on the ground in the bathroom because there was no little hook to hang it on.
I responded, “Normally, that would bother me too, but this backpack has seen everything. Trust me.”
Then I burst into tears….just thinking about my backpack and all the wonderful, crazy places it has been.
Okay, I didn’t really burst into tears, but I just want you to know something.
No panera restroom will ever compare to laying your backpack on the floor of a public restroom that cost three whole euros inside a train station at 4 a.m. waiting to catch the first train to anywhere in Europe.
Or a sketchy hostel bathroom that you are sharing with approximately 30 people from every walk of life, everywhere in the world.
Or the streets of Paris because you are so worn-out and cannot figure that city out for the life of you even with the map containing detailed directions from a kind stranger, and all you want to do is find the subway so you can go sleep on your cardboard bed with your styrofoam pillow for a few hours until you have to be up again at 7 a.m. to go see the Louvre as soon as it opens.
Or the ancient dust on the steps of the city of Pompeii.
Or on the floor of the Academia while taking copious notes for Art History right in front of the breathtaking statue of David.
Anyway…..as I was saying…I’ve been slightly depressed/dramatic about the whole leaving Europe thing. However, It is absolutely BEAUTIFUL outside today, so… there is that. Maybe that is the source of my motivation to continue blogging. We’ll see how long it lasts! Probably as long as this sunshine will last. It is Ohio, after all.
I’ll try to update this blog with things I find interesting, including all of my new adventures/experiences here in ‘merica!
It is definitely a new chapter of my life, and that offers some excitement in itself, whether it’s comparable to last semester or not. So I hope you find these excerpts from my little life useful, interesting, entertaining, or at least a way to procrastinate from whatever you’re really supposed to be doing for a few minutes. I know it’s definitely all of those things for me.
Have a wonderful day!
If this was a movie – T. Swizzle
Our Song – The Spill Canvas
Mayberry – Rascal Flatts (love this song)
Will Reagan and the United Pursuit Band