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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Missing Home

I guess it’s getting to that point now. If I was at school this would definitely be the longest I would go before going home. 

I get to travel to all these really cool places but I would love a weekend back home right about now. I just want to sit outside in my secluded yard and read. I want to hug my dad. I need my guy friends in my life. I want to listen to some country music with friends and sit around the fire. I want to drink coffee and wine with my girlfriends. I want family time with all the matriarchs of the fam. Tractor pulls would be nice. Ice cream and cheese curds with the bestie. 

Put all that in a bottle and send it to me because it’s just what I need. 

I love the people in my life.

I AMsterdam? yeah?

Hallo! From the Netherlands!

Okay guys. Travel travel travel, walk out and see the canal and buildings mind is being blown up with holy shit, this is pretty fucking cool. (excuse my language grandma…)
If I was a great writer and could describe things in a coherent way I would, but we all know that is just way too far off base for me, so y’all can just sit and listen to my great incoherent babble. K cool 🙂

#1 Bikes have the right away, also there are trams that are just all over the place. IT’s nUTs!!
#1.a Maybe it’s just me because I haven’t ridden a bike in so long, but riding a bike there was a mix between “wow, how crazy cool do I feel right now” to “my life may also end today” Overdramatic? Yes. But is it true? Also yes.

#2 Hostel Review:
This little darling of a place looked pretty sketch from the outside.. Like Hi this is a back alley way where you could potentially be murdered. But nah it was pretty cool. I mean the stairs would definitely probably up the mortality rate if it was an old folks home, but for us youngins, we made it all right. Plus we were paired with some really cool hostel mates. (insert a cool emoji I can’t make cuz I am on my computer).

#3 Saturday Overview
Saturday was For The Girls #FightMeDavid 🙂
It was all sorts of becoming old and wise because we were young and crazy stuff. We took a mini -idk do we call it a booze cruise- I mean it sounds cooler. We took an hour canal tour and drank a bottle of wine on it. Very cool peeps. The sights were sighty. Yada yada yada, some events I’m a bit fuzzy about, BUT! The finale of the night was literally going out with our newly befriended hostel mates and we ended up going to the most stellar night club, I think I may ever go to in my life. Again little fuzzy on the bits and pieces. But nah, mind-blowingly cool.

#4 Sunday Funday
MUCH more chill. Making parents everywhere much less stressed. This is when we road bikes getting in some cardio. Then there was the Anne Frank Huis. Very interesting piece of history, well worth the wait. Just one of those things you gotta go to when you’re there. So yeah, we walked through the Red Light District, also very interesting sights. Gals if you want to drop out to make that money, you know where to go. Kidding. (but nah really).

And yeah, that was the jist of my trip. Glad to share it with ya lovelies.
Peace out
(And p.s. I’m booked for Belgium!)

Packing For the Summer

What. A. Nightmare.

How are we supposed to pack for an entire summer in the same suitcase that we use to go to Florida for a week?! Seriously. The females of the world should be allowed a greater weight-limit on their checked baggage right?

Well, that just isn’t the way the world turns my friends. Nope. So when you start to try and pack it can be somewhat of a crazy tornado. As you can see in the picture I haveIMG_4785 so kindly provided you below. Figuring this out was madness. Plus there is the whole “I can’t put this in my suitcase now because I might need it before I leave!!” So really nothing could be permanently packed until the day before.

With that I also ended up labeling in my check list exactly where every item I packed went because I know the whole “I know I packed it but where did I put it?” schpeel.

I tried to, as they say, pack light. But really what is packing light? I feel embarrassed to even say how much I brought. Possibly too much and possibly too little, the world may never know. It is too late to really change it now as I am three hours from home and leaving in an hour to head to the airport. So I just got to trust I brought what I needed and if I missed something that I will be able to buy it there.

see ya in london ❤
peace

Memories in Music

Lately I have been going through my bedroom to clean stuff up and get rid of things that are just unnecessary. So during this process I have found old trinkets and mementos and photos. Looking at the photos it just amazes me that I can look at a picture from when I was 4 years old and I am amazed that I can recall the actions that accompany the photo.

Okay so anyway, that just brings me up to today. I was outside just ya know playing some Candy Crush and listening to music. And I just come across a song that just kind of makes me laugh. For me, memories that go along with songs are usually related to relationships I have had.

I just think it’s interesting that for every relationship that I am apart of I usually get introduced to an entirely different body of music. And since it is music that I don’t actively seek out, I usually only listen to what they show me and add it to my playlist. Therefore being that some of these relationships go some years back; here I am probably with these specific songs that remind me of them and they are probably so far past knowing that insignificant song anymore.

So there you go. Memories and music. My take.

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.