Another (School) Year Done

It’s finally Summer. I’ve been home for 3 days now from Uni and it’s great. 
2015 has definitely been gentle, it’s been a year of a lot of changes so far, but all of them have been for the better. Or at least, I would like to think they have. 
This school year was quite different than last, I stayed home when I was meant to move in the fall, which worked out ultimately in the end because had I been away I wouldn’t have been there to say goodbye to Sadie. (You can read about her here.) 

I did eventually move away, and it was exciting and terrifying all at the same time. 
I felt overwhelmed at first, I didn’t know how anything worked. But slowly I began to like it, though some days it was hard to convince myself that. 
Here are some of the things that I learned (outside of the classroom):
It’s okay not to like it at first. Especially if you’re like me and you change schools mid-semester and your roommate moves out two weeks in and you’re left alone. Just you and your goldfish. After the snow had melted, and the sun peeked out and the blossoms turned to a million lovely colors. I started to enjoy it. And I enjoyed alone time.

(I took a lot of “me time” walks.)

You will miss random things. Being away from home made me realize a list of things I didn’t know I would miss. Like quality toilet paper. 
Going home is actually fun. I had a moment (which was really an entire week and a half) where I just was not having it. I missed my friends, and my bed and I just wanted away with stress. So I woke up one morning and couldn’t fall asleep, walked 20 minutes to my car and drove an hour and a half. I arrived around 9am. You can guess what time I woke. Being home for just a day was really really refreshing. I surprised everyone, including two of my really good friends at their prom (and we cried, and hugged and it was great.) It was honestly, my favorite weekend. 
You can go where ever you want. Maybe not where ever. But I explored the heck out of my new town and I found a few of my favorite spots. I think it’s really important to find your favorite spot, whether it be on campus or off. If you’ve been reading for awhile, you have already seen a few of these spots. (here and here). 
(and I really took too many sunset photos sorry)

Getting Mail is really exciting. I loved going to my little mailbox and seeing a little card and coming back up to my room to read it. I also loved sending them. I’m a card kind of person and I think it’s so lovely to get a hand written note! 

As for right now, that’s all I’ve got. I probably missed a few things, but those are the major things that I learned personally! All in all, if we were to compare the ending to last year to this year, I would say this year was 100% better.
 If you’d like to hear more just comment below!
As for this summer, like always, I have a few plans and goals. I’ll be (hopefully) working more. While I’m not working I really want to…
Read more. I’m thinking about making Paper Towns by John Green a purchase (if you have any book suggestions I would love to hear them). 
Be Outside. As much as possible. I love being outdoors, and along with this, I really want to do new things, maybe go to a new place in Wisconsin that I haven’t been. Who knows, but I’ll share that with you when it happens. 
I hope you all are having a great weekend! If you’re out of exams, what are your summer plans? Did you go away for Uni? 
As always, thanks for reading! 

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  1. I'm definitely starting to see that! I'm kind of looking forward to seeing what happens next year but staying focused on summer! 🙂
    Thank you!!


  2. Reading this made me happy! Congrats and now you can enjoy and rest because it's summer (well not summer yet but you don't have uni so yeah haha)!!!! I finish uni next wednesday and I'm so excited!!! This summer I want to make as many new things as I can and just have a great time 🙂 I think you'll like Paper Towns, I read it earlier this year and it was great, though I have kind of mixed feelings about it but I won't say anything because spoilers haha Hope you have a nice week 🙂
    Anna x


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