5/25/19

First 60+ Hours in London

The last two and a half days have been a whirlwind between arriving in London, moving into a fully equipped apartment (flat?) (also slightly salty because I didn't have to bring bedding but did anyway), and exploring the city I get to call home for the next two months. I don't start my internship officially until Tuesday, so the last few days have really been about settling in and getting used to my new surroundings. I am going to use the next three days to explore more of London since I have so much free time.

It's actually been pretty easy to adjust in my opinion except for the fact that the sun rises at 5:30 in the morning...I am not okay with that. I was really worried about getting around, but the tube is super easy to use, and I think growing up around Atlanta has helped a little bit because I picked up on everything pretty fast. I also wouldn't say I am homesick yet, but I do miss free water at restaurants...also being able to order a Coke everywhere.


5/21/19

What I Packed for London

Today is the day!! Tonight I am flying to London and will get there on Wednesday morning. I am super excited and nervous but mostly excited. It has been a stressful process trying to get to this point, which I will probably talk about at some point, but I am mostly just grateful that the day is finally here. Today I wanted to talk a little bit about what clothes I am taking to London.

I am the world's worst packer...okay, that's probably an overstatement, but I am not good at packing. I tend to overpack, and as I was coming up with the graphic for this post, I realized that I probably overpacked here too... But if it all fits in one checked bag (under 50 lbs!) and one carry on, is it really overpacking? I am justifying the amount of stuff with the fact that I am working while I am in London, so I needed work clothes in addition to clothes I could wear on the weekend. Most of the clothes I am packing serve both purposes, which I think is a plus.
Floral Crop Pants | Utility Jogger | Paperbag Pants (similar) | Skinny Jeans (dark wash) (light wash) 

White Lace Top (similar) | Striped Short Sleeve Shirt | Cream Sweater | 
 White T-Shirt | Striped Turtleneck (similar) | Short Sleeve Ruffle Top

Red Embroidered Dress (not really similar but super pretty!)


5/6/19

Junior Year Recap + Thoughts on Senior Year

On Thursday, I walked out of my media law final and was unofficially done with my junior year. (I don't call it official until my grades are finalized...still waiting on two to be finalized.) This semester was probably the hardest semester of college so far. I feel like I say that every semester, but I think this one takes the cake. I felt like I was playing catch up from the beginning and truly never felt like I had this semester under control. A lot of the semester felt like I was struggling to keep my head above water, and there were definitely times when I was pushed underwater (mostly when another rejection popped up in my email). But I survived it. I lived to tell the tale of another day, and in three months I will be a senior.

Warning: It's about to be picture (and emotions) overload.