Much has happened in my life and I realize now that not sharing it with everyone, or really… with many people is showing that there has been a very distinct shift in my personality. I am not as outgoing as I once was, I am a bit more reserved and I keep my thoughts to myself more. Though there are days when I blow up twitter or facebook with updates, they are not often or really even numerous in the past few months. In some ways, my life has been so amazing, the opportunities so endless that I’ve been too busy living it to sit down and write about it or stop to reflect on everything.
It’s been so much easier to reblog photos or quotes than to sit down at my computer and actually think of my own.
I officially have a stamp in my passport. I studied abroad in the UK for a glorious two and a half weeks and have posted only 2 photos of that amazing journey as the majority are locked on my camera and until I find my card reader they aren’t going anywhere.
Traveling abroad opened my eyes to some very specific things about myself.
- I am uneducated despite one degree and the pursuit of my second. I know so little about the world and nearly nothing of the history of Scotland and England.
- I have seen so little and yet, when I am faced with the sight of something truly beautiful, that moment is more, the memory I am making in that place is truly amazing.
- I want to sit in coffee shops all over the world and just talk to people. I want to learn about their lives, about their histories and stories. I am infinitely fascinated with others.
- I could so easily cast off my moorings and wander alone into the world. There are adventures to be had, if you are willing to have them.
My summer here in Georgia, which is closely coming to an end has more things than I can recount at the moment. Mostly I can say I’ve learned a lot about myself, the institution, and the areas I’ve been working in. But I don’t feel wrong in saying that I’m tired and I want to go home; to Boston, to my cohort, to my boyfriend… mostly, to my life. This has been quite the adventure and I’ll never be sorry for having done it, but it’ll end with a flair as Dawg Camp is this coming weekend and then I leave he 2nd for Texas.
With any luck my lapsed blogging will not remain so and there will be some content to this tumblr once again.