As my Europe travels come to an end, I have mixed emotions of sadness yet pure satisfaction. I was surrounded by art, history, and culture as I walked on the streets and along the canals of Europe’s most popular cities.
“I never want to see clothes or another suitcase ever again!!!”—
Well that’s a WHOLE lie because I will need it overseas. However this is the time I wish I was flying in a private jet (G-6 status preferably) and could pack whatever, whoever and however I wanted too.
Well the next time you hear from me…. It will be in Amsterdam.
Frustration can sometimes make us fatigue and ultimately cause us to give up on somethings at times. For instance, when your patience is short, you will either blow up or move out.
However, that is just not a great solution. Having a “I’m over it” attitude will only cause you to have “what ifs” and feelings of regret and uncertainity. Sometimes we can be over the fact that we cannot find a job, our relationship with a friend or significant other is not working, or our dreams are not coming to fruition as quickly as we thought it would.
However, if we take the approach of reflecting and communicating whether with others or even ourselves, you will see that the “I’m over it” attitude is really not the greatest attitude to have in the first place.
So if you are feeling frustrated, misunderstood, or just down right unappreciated; don’t be over it, just address it.
In the midst of packing and final papers, Santigold’s music has made the experience pretty enjoyable. Songs such as Disparate Youth are great jams that will give you a extra pep to your down troddened step. It is also great to listen to music with a great message.
With a messy bunny, nerd glasses, and red chucks on- I sit in a local tea house with 2 close friends. We are feveriously typing our last graduate papers, working on presentations and job searching.
While doing this, I cannot help but to think about how a few weeks from that moment, I will be closing one chapter and starting a new one.
As the cursor on my laptop screen blinks, I think about what a whirlwind I have been through within the last month and what a monsoon the next month will be. As I sat there, I tried to find my fear and worry about what was next..
But I could not find it.
Despite the ambiguity, I felt at peace. So I took a sip of my hot tea, bite of my raspberry cookie, and kept typing.
Perhaps I am just ready for the next stage of my life to take…OFF
I can’t even continue with that statement. I am appalled, confused, and sadden by how a “n*gger cake” can be created and celebrated over at a gathering. On top of that, there is a person in black-face acting by screaming and yelling as party-goers cut pieces of cake.
The Swedish Minister cuts a piece and feeds it to the black-faced individual with a smile on her face.
Just booked my tickets to Amsterdam, Switzerland, and London- I am EXCITED! My good friend said to me recently, "We must SPLURGE our disposable income (if you have any) on experiences rather than materials (like clothing, shoes, purses, electronics).”
Yes, those things are nice and a necessity at times, but wouldn’t you rather have the memories of visiting another country and experiencing another culture?
“Being honest does not give one the go-ahead to be blunt and tactless in one’s delivery of their “honesty.”—
We too often use the excuse that people cannot handle our “honesty,” when in actuality maybe we are not ready to re-think our delivery. Honestly, if you consistently hear about your delivery from other people, is it them or actually you?
**Ding Ding Ding**
I think that is the true sign of being grown and a (wo)man about a situation; when you can be reflective and empathic before speaking. Especially, if you do not know the person all that well, you can STILL be thoughtful.
Trust me, I sure will not think of you any less as a person for doing so..