Hey there! Long time, no updates right? I have been enjoying a wonderful month-long break in Omaha and yes, my extended stay in London is officially over. Just one last thing though, before I head back to life at Drake University this weekend.
Things I Learned While Abroad:
- Loving yourself is the first step – make sure you learn to do so.
- Stepping out of your comfort zone is the second – make sure your company allows and inspires you to do so.
- Seizing each day does not translate to jam-packing it with excessive amounts of activity, but truly taking time to appreciate the moments as they come with flexibility and optimism.
- Wearing pajamas all day is okay, every once in a while.
- Peace and comfort can be found in the most trivial moments – don’t live so quickly that you miss them.
- The mind is a powerful thing. It has the ability to transform positive to negative and back again. Actively keeping your mind on the right people and ideas can make a world of difference.
- Just because you learn what is healthy and right for yourself, doesn’t mean that you will always make the right decisions. Learning from the wrong is what counts.
- Solitary walks are a powerful form of therapy at any hour, day or night.
- Those who matter in your life will without fail, make you feel loved, even from thousands of miles away.
- Periodically recalling how lucky you are to have them just inches away once again is healthy and important.
Thank you one and all, for keeping up with me as I found my way in London. I don’t regret a second of my experience and I am so happy I had the chance to make memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.
I would not have thrived without the constant support and care from my family and friends here in the United States, and these incredible people draw me back home. I can’t wait to continue living and loving life, carry with me all that I have learned abroad and to discover what the future holds.