A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.– Lao Tzu
Last Day Home
Today was definitely not an easy day and this blog entry is going to seem pretty unorganized, but my mind is positively overwhelmed with thoughts right now. I’m nervous and scared, but I think I’m finally ready. It’s my last night here at home, but it marks the first time I’ll be living by myself. It’s the last day of dreaming and yet, it’s the first day that...
If impossible things are happening every day, then why shouldn’t I have...– Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (1997)
You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.– Mary Manin Morrissey
KICK FEAR IN THE BULLOCKS AND NEVER LOOK BACK.
Okay, four days until I leave. Sublime. And I’ve finally begun to feel that momentary sheer terror of the fact that it’s all coming true. Not that I’m bawling my eyes out telling myself that I don’t want to leave. It’s just the momentary swoop in your stomach, the one you get right before the roller coaster slows down then plummets. This blog entry is going to be...
Vacuum Seal bags Before and After Pics
Okay so the picture below is everything that I wanted to take on my bed. BEFORE: I managed to fold everything super thin to fit into one vacuum bag (TIP: I actually ended up re-doing this and rolling the clothes instead of folding them and it saves much more space) My parents being insistent on doing things “the right way” (ie, their way) and vacuum sealing the bag. Whateva!...
If my suitcase was a person, I'd kick it in the...
In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.– Coco Chanel (via giasmiles)
Stand up and walk out of your history.– Phil McGraw
The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed...– Mark Russell
Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing...– William Shakespeare; Measure for Measure (Act I, Scene IV)
Nothing like a mini-vacation to help you realize...
And no, that wasn’t sarcastic. I just got home from a vacation last weekend with my family. We didn’t go very far at all, but it was kind of something to change the scene and other than playing billiards/pool (depending on where you come from), I was SUCH a bitch. Well I had highs and lows, and even though it was a weekend, I was still afraid of getting some email that would bring...
I like to be surrounded by splendid things.– Freddie Mercury
Find me somewhere between my dreams with the sun on my face.– Norah Jones
Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions.– Peter Hoeg
I Am About To Be HOMELESS: Oh, The Anxieties...
Oh god, I don’t know if I’ve ever been more restless in my life. Do any of you guys on exchange/going on exchange know what I mean? It’s four o’clock in the morning, but I can’t sleep because my mind is running a mile a minute. All I think about is leaving to England. There are thirteen days left until that moment, and although it might seem like a short amount of...
My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is...– Jack Layton
The Wanderlust will claim me at the finish for its own.– Robert William Service
He who hesitates is a damned fool.– Mae West
jenniferapple asked: There's nothing like studying English Literature in the place where it was written :) What made you decide on that school? Did you consider others? I studied Writing at Pembroke College, Oxford when I was in high school. I miss England so much!
it-is-real asked: Good luck in England! :-) Are you planning on traveling outside of the country while you are in Europe?
Pre-Arrival Culture Shock: Exchange Lesson #1
Exchange Lesson #1: Embrace the unfamiliar, don’t turn your back on what you’re afraid of. Keep going. Let me tell you about a little nightmare called Lloyds TSB. I went to the English Embassy in Toronto to apply for my visa over a month ago with my dad, and at the visa application centre, there was a sign that indicated that we could sign up with a United Kingdom bank called...
stresstoexpress asked: Hey what part of canada are you from? I study at Hertfordshire to and from Canada but been in England for the passed 7 years lol.
Anonymous asked: Hello! (: I wanted to ask you-what's the most exciting part of leaving? Have you ever lived on-campus before?
sunshine-xox asked: Hey :) What are you studying in Hertfordshire? I'm starting there in September xD
Anonymous asked: Our £50 notes are pink. All our different notes are also different sizes. [/truth] -Tango