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DID MY RELATIONSHIP ABROAD MAKE ME MISS OUT ON OTHER THINGS?

I always hated the trope when someone enters into a relationship, they completely forget about his or her friends and focus on the relationship. I never wanted to be that girl, and yet I fear I may have been her. I had been studying in London for a month when I reactivated my Tinder. I felt comfortable enough with the city and my life there that I was willing to try and meet people. Before this, my Tinder life had been pretty lackluster; I rarely kept up conversations and had definitely never met up with anyone. But it only takes one thing to change your mind. British Boy made me laugh in our texting conversations, so I gave him my number and agreed to meet him for drinks. Something completely unprecedented for me, and I was terrified. It didn’t help that I had friends convinced that...

NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS

I have always been someone who has planned ridiculously far ahead. And despite my ludicrous planning tendencies, my future never really seems to go the way I plan for it to go.   Sophomore year of high school I was already researching universities I thought I would want to go to. All of them were in Minnesota or New York and I was convinced I knew where I was going to end up.   The summer before my junior year of high school, I was convinced I would play volleyball through my high school career and maybe even continue through college.   Junior year of high school, I knew I wanted to study abroad at some point during my college career. Not only did I know I wanted to study abroad—I also knew I wanted to study abroad in Barcelona, Spain.  During the summer before my senior year of high schoo...

A NEW DEFINITION OF A “HOME BODY”

For as long as I can remember, being considered a “home body” always had a negative connotation attached to it. It meant you didn’t want to seek adventure. It meant you were closed off and lacking ambition. It meant you didn’t have a desire to learn about and experience other cultures. It meant you would be stuck in one place forever. I had always walked around in fear of becoming what I had originally defined as a “home body.” Never in my life would I want to be considered boring, closed off, unmotivated, or stuck. Being stuck is what scared me the most. I had no desire to stay in one place for too long. I wanted to experience the world before settling down and picking a place to grow and stay a while. Ever since I was 16 and learning more that just “¿Comó te llamas?” and “ten...

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