There is a song in CW’s hit show “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” that has really started to resonate with me. The main character, Rebecca, wants to throw a housewarming party but she doesn’t know anyone in her brand new town. She starts handing out flyers to random people she meets on the street while cheerfully singing “I… Continue reading Objectively, I can say that I have all the friends
Well this blog hasn’t been updated in about three months… making today’s post on adulthood all the more ironic. In all honesty, I have been scared to update people on my life here. I feel like there’s a certain stigma around an exchange year. I feel pressured to be having the time of my life,… Continue reading Diving into the deep end of adulthood
I am writing this post from the bus on the way to the month-long language camp in Würzburg. All 50 of us have just touched down in Frankfurt and immediately headed to our next destination. The camp will be held in a hostel (which was a repurposed women’s prison, so I’m obviously imagining a very… Continue reading What day is it? (Jet lag is real)
Hello hello. I’m sitting in Central Park with a cup of coffee and a beautiful view of the intricate New York skyline. It’s so vaguely familiar. I can’t tell if the memories I have here are real or fragments my mind has created out of pictures I’ve seen. Either way, it feels so good to… Continue reading Central Perks
What a strange moment I’m living in. I’m suspended between a love for comfort and an intense excitement for a new place unknown to me. This limbo warps moments until they blend together; some sprinting and some standing perfectly still. Last night, I had a big going-away party at the local cafe. My band, as… Continue reading Nearing Departure
Last Friday, I participated in Relay for Life, an event I partake in every year with a large group of friends. We sit and talk as the night wears on – hour after hour. Every year, conversations delve deeper, relationships are strengthened, and a feeling of “belonging” is cultivated. This year, I was sitting in… Continue reading Fear of Homesickness/Fear of Never Wanting to Return
When I tell people that I’m going abroad to Germany for a year, they immediately assume I’m going through Rotary or some other independent program. I thought it would be a good idea to explain the program for those who are unfamiliar with it. CBYX stands for Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange and it was founded… Continue reading What is CBYX?