I’m baaaaaaaack! After 10 days of absolute amazingness, I’ve returned to good ole South Carolina. And before normalcy seeps back in, I just want to spit out some of my aha moments during my time spent in Norway and Italy.
This trip was exactly what my mind and body needed after 3 months of negative self-talk and seclusion. I had been so down about not having my life figured out, being unemployed, and feeling like finding true friends in your twenties was impossible that I’d been failing to see all of the amazing opportunities, people, and experiences right in front of me.
These past couple of months have been nuts. It has been the first time in my entire life that I’ve never had something to occupy my time, which should have been extremely freeing…but it actually really freaked me out. People are telling you to go out and do all the things that you wouldn’t get to do if you had a full-time job, but all you can do is sit at home and scroll through opportunities on indeed and think “How am I ever going to stand out and get hired in this sea of people?”
Traveling makes me so giddy. I always feel like a little kid on Christmas Eve weeks before my departure to whatever new city I am about to explore and devour and soak up. This time it’s worse than ever because I get to go with some of my favorite people, and I’ve never actually been to a foreign country with friends before. It’s even more exciting because I’ll have Albert in tow. He’s never been to Europe, and I’m so thrilled to be the one he experiences his first trip with. I truly can’t wait to see his face when we arrive. Traveling is something I am so passionate about, and it’ll be amazing to experience it with someone I love. I’m secretly hoping he becomes just as obsessed about it so that we can make it a regular occurrence. :)
Am I the only one who gets unbelievably overwhelmed with a task if I do not see the finish line? Beginning a project or venture that I have no idea when I might be able to finish sends me into a frenzy of anxiety. I honestly can’t even commit to a television series if it has too many seasons because I know I won’t be able to rest until I figure out how it ends. Anyone? Anyone? No, just me?
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