Saturday, January 22, 2011

Reflection

So earlier today I was talking on the phone with Ellee showing her how to look at my older blog posts that I created while I was living in Europe. This conversation got me thinking about my old posts and so I decided to go back and re-read some them. I think this post is one of my favorites that I ever wrote because it really describes just how much I loved being over there. Reading this now just reminds me of how lucky I was to have the experiences I did. I met the most amazing friends in the world, and I visited places that I never thought I would ever see. Here's what I said about it at the time..
"I have recently discovered that I am obsessed with clouds. The clouds here do not look the same as the ones back home to me. That may sound silly but I swear it's true. I find myself looking at them all the time. I just think they are amazing.

Anyways I took this picture because I was sitting on the bus, daydreaming and thinking about how blessed I am. My life right now is so wonderful. I feel like the luckiest girl alive. Not many people get to backpack through Europe, let alone live here for 5 months. Every morning I wake up ready to start a new adventure and I am so happy!
It's amazing because I really haven't been homesick. I miss a lot of people from back home of course but Skype helps me with that. But I have now been here for 43 days and as time goes on I am beginning to realize how much it feels like home here now. I have my house, roommates, and bed, everyday I ride the same bus and attend the same classes. I really like it here. More and more I find myself worrying about how much I am going to miss it when I have to leave England.
One step at a time though right? I still have 2 and a half months ahead of me. And don't get me wrong, I am going to be thrilled to come home and see everyone again. I just think life will seem so different after this experience.
But I sure am a lucky girl."
Looking back now, my time over there really does feel like a dream. I guess the best thing I learned from coming home was that time really does fly. Take advantage of every little moment and don't fill any time with regret.
Love you all. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

2 comments:

  1. Annie, you are wonderful. :) Loved this-"Take advantage of every little moment and don't fill any time with regret." Thanks!!

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  2. love you shelb!! can't wait for you to go to europe so you can come home and talk about it together ha!

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