London Thoughts

Currently at work. Listening to Alicia Keys.

I have completed my projects for the summer by probably 85-90%. There's only 20 minutes left, and I am as they say here blocked. As in I don't know how much more I can do until I have some feedback, critique, and editing on my digital piece.

So for the last 20 minutes I guess I am just reflecting on my experience here in London. I can't believe I am further than the half way point, I can't believe that I have only two more weekends over here and I'm not even spending them in London because we're going to Germany and then Spain after that. I can't see going out any other way.

This trip has been a roller coaster. Like literally at one point we were riding roller coasters. I did not think it was possible to do so much in one summer. It is the most crazy fast paced life ever. It's a bit exhausting but it is so amazing. When I get back it's going to just be a magical dream in my memory. ~ You think that it was an adjustment coming here? No. I think the real adjustment is going to be going back.

There are so many crazy things this life has to offer, and this trip has kind of taught me that you just got to go for them. It may be scary to take that leap of faith, but it is so necessary for you to grow. And I don't think anyone wants to get to the end of their life and feel like they just allowed themselves to get stuck in a rut.

You have one life to live. Write your own story. And few more cliches, but for real.

peace
from london

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First Timer on the Tube

Ok guys, today was the first day of my internship, and with that the first time I traveled the Tube alone. (Also take note that I only took it one time before with the girls.) So here I am trying to follow the map on my phone to the tube station, and mind you it is very windy, very rainy, and in consequence very cold. But I find the station and it surprises me a bit on how crowded it was or should I say how uncrowded it was. I really assumed it would be more packed.

Time to get on and I find a seat, no problem, all is well. But that was only the short trip, then I had to switch platforms to head to the train/tube (whatever) to Wimbledon. On that trip it got a bit crowded at the first few stops, but as we got further from Central London, the crowds thinned out quite a bit.

So all in all, the tube IS NOT as bad as it seems at all.

Therefore ladies and gents have no fear, and ride away to your hearts content.
peace and sunny days from london 🙂

College is Not Everything

Let me start off by saying that college is not going to be my peak in life, and that’s okay. We live in a society where there is so much emphasis on furthering your education. It is this thing that is super important and society says you MUST do this or you are going to be a bum for life. And yet they charge you an arm and a leg for it.

So here we are broke as hell working towards a degree we might not even know that is the direction in life we need to be going. This is apparently the most important thing. These four years, the college makes you feel like this is going to determine your life. That if you don’t make this your job right now, and care about every single thing you do, that you are going to go nowhere in life.

Also, in case you were wondering, I am an Art Major. And if you were in this major you would know that “it’s not about the grade” which is why we literally don’t know what our grades are until the end of the semester.

I just cannot stand that these people think this is all our life is going to be. Like there are more important things in life than your career. Personally, I don’t think that my career is going to be by far the most important thing in my life at all. There are so many more important things.

Like Jesus. I consider myself a Nondenominational Christian. So for myself, college is not the biggest picture in life by a long shot. These years will not be what wreaks havoc on my soul. I have faith that God is going to take care of me. If that means falling on my face, then that will be a lesson in life that I need to learn.

If you’re reading this, thank you for your time.

Wrok

Getting up may be the hardest part of the morning. I don’t want to leave the warmth of my bed.

Getting up may be the hardest part of the afternoon. I don’t want to get up off my chair and deal with the overwhelming aspects my life has at the ready for me.

But then I put some clothes on and brush my teeth, and make a snack to get to work with. It may take an hour and a half to get started but at least it’s something.

Getting started working takes a while because I still feel the overwhelming blanket on top of me. So I don’t actually start being productive for 45 minutes or so. I doodle on my hand just to get my mind moving without actually trying.

Little by little I am getting work done, and slow and steady I move, slowly the overwhelming blanket is getting lighter. So at least that’s something.