Another year, anther missed Thanksgiving. Oops! I always miss home terribly this time of year, and I can’t wait to celebrate full force in future years. I will be a forced to be recognized with as I try to make up for all my missed celebrating! Below are a few things I am thankful for:
- A family that loves and supports me
- A sweet boyfriend with a great reading voice and rockin’ mustache
- The opportunity to use my mind in the classroom and further my education
- The chance to experience German culture
- Coffee. Always.
- My health
- My bed that is always there for me with open arms
- Old and new friends
- Chocolate chip cookies
- The chance to experience life. Cheesy, but true. Very true.
It’s okay to be overwhelmed.
German kezboards are very different than American ones and zou need to proofread zour emails.
French press coffee is deceptively difficult to make right.
Sometimes you can buy a jacket at a flea market for fifty cents. Reader, FIFTY CENTS.
Deep breath, it takes time to make friends.
People probably arn’t thinking about you as much as you think they are.
Living on your own for the first time is quite a learning curve.
Fall, and I mean real fall, is some kind of magic.
30 minutes is not enough time to get ready in the morning. For the love of God, please give yourself 45.
P.s. this post inspired by this article and photo from here
Things I would tell my freshman self
- do your laundry. often.
- don’t buy into the hype that all college students have to stay up late.
- maybe only drink two cups of coffee a day. three if absolutely necessary.
- all-nighters are never a good idea.
- things will get easier. you will make friends, just be patient.
- only say yes to the things you really care about.
- tell your roommate you appreciate her. she really is a good one.
- procrastination is not trendy.
- abroad will be incredible. savor it.
- stop dying your hair red.