Saturday, January 22, 2011


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!


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

  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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