Things I Learned While Abroad

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:

  1. Loving yourself is the first step – make sure you learn to do so.
  2. Stepping out of your comfort zone is the second – make sure your company allows and inspires you to do so.
  3. 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.
  4. Wearing pajamas all day is okay, every once in a while.
  5. Peace and comfort can be found in the most trivial moments – don’t live so quickly that you miss them.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Solitary walks are a powerful form of therapy at any hour, day or night.
  9. Those who matter in your life will without fail, make you feel loved, even from thousands of miles away.
  10. 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.



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