Reminiscing…

What was the one experience that completely changed your life? What happened? How did it change your life?

I was fortunate enough to travel to Europe in the summer of 2012. I went with my high school and went to Austria, Italy, and France for two weeks. Whenever I even think about that trip it brings me to tears because it was the most amazing experience of my entire life. If you ever have the opportunity to travel abroad… DO IT. I highly advise you to take that opportunity and run with it. Not only did I experience new cultures, but I got to do it with some of my best friends. I made so many memories on that trip and I know that those memories will last a lifetime.
Let’s see, I went to Salzburg, Austria (which was my favorite place) and visited where the Sound of Music was filmed. Of course, I was in awe of all of the scenery because it is one of my favorite movies. We visited Florence and Venice Italy where we ate real Italian food… not Carrabbas or even Olive Garden crap. We visited numerous cathedrals in Italy and in Austria that all were insanely beautiful. To top it all off, we spent four amazing days in Paris where we visited Versailles, the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triumph… we even walked the Champs-Élysées… went on a boat ride down the Seine River at sunset… all of it was too surreal! I felt like I was in a dream.

Traveling to Europe changed my life.  There are no words for that experience. Seeing new cultures and adjusting to different customs is one of the most incredible things ever and I was so blessed that I was able to do it. I would definitely go back… In fact I am going back as soon as I can.

xx,
C

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Carrie how you’ve inspired me…

Wise words from one of my favorite women. Oh Carrie you’ve done it again.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been impatient because I’ve been thinking about my future nonstop.
Where will I be in four years? What do I want to do for a career? How am I going to make money? Where will my first internship be?
All of these unanswered questions have been running through my head and I’ve been trying to tell them to shut up. After a nice weekend home, I’ve had the chance to sit down and tell myself that I can’t plan the future… that it’s my job to stop dwelling on every thing that’s happened or will happen in my life. I am eighteen years old… I’m not supposed to figure out everything right this minute. I am a college student whose job it is to discover talents and learn new things everyday. I found this quote on google and thought it was perfect for what I’m going through. Carrie Bradshaw is right… we do indeed need to live in the moment and see what happens… in other words: “go with the flow.”  God has a plan for each and every one of us. He will never give us something that we can’t handle. Every battle or blessing we are faced with is just another way of God telling us that we are on the right road to success. So the next time you are struggling with those questions, remind yourself:
Stop worrying about the future, and start focusing on the present.


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xx
C

Home Sweet Home

Finally I am home! After being away awhile at college, you start to miss your own bed, mom’s cooking, and especially your own clean shower!  I dread wearing those nasty shower shoes every time I have to go to bathroom. It’s insanely disgusting having to shower with 14 other girls on your hall! Whoever disagrees with this must be crazy. But hey, that’s part of the whole college experience right?

Today when I pulled in my driveway, I started crying tears of joy… not just because my dog kept barking because she was so excited to see me, but because I was finally home. After a four hour drive, I am finally home at the beach.

I’m going to enjoy these next few days to myself.

See y’all Monday : )

xx
C