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You’ve Got a Friend

The other day, I was sitting by the pool reading Eat, Pray, Love for the second time. The first time I read it was shortly after it came out, I was in middle school, and I hated it. But now, reading it at 19, I can see myself in some of the stories Liz tells, I could see myself in some of the situations she found herself in… hopefully not all of those situations, but I’d be okay with the Italian getaway parts.

“Never forget that once upon a time, in an unguarded moment, you recognized yourself as a friend.” -Elizabeth Gilbert, (author of Eat, Pray, Love)

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Keepin’ it real in a world that’s not

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My friend, Alia, and I engaging in a deep conversation about the mysteries of the world. Actually, we were probably talking about ice cream but this post needs a picture, so here you go. (Berlin, Germany)
I’ve been told to “be myself” my entire life. Be myself? Of course I was going to be myself, how could I be anyone else? Well, it’s possible. Just ask anyone who was ever in middle school, or even worse, high school. I always thought I was doing okay in the “be your own person” department while I was making my way through school. I was a good kid: got straight As, stayed out of trouble, played sports, was the president of French club (no, I can’t speak French anymore), volunteered anywhere that would let me… I thought I was doing all of that for myself, because it made me happy. Wrong. I was doing it because it was what I was expected to do. So, be myself? I’m not so sure I was doing that as well as I thought I was. Continue reading “Keepin’ it real in a world that’s not”

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It’s Berlin, Baby

Since I’ve been home for over a week now, I figured I should probably get this post up. Whoops. My bad. Although, seeing as I’m still waking up before the sun decides to shine, I think I’m entitled to be a little sluggish on the whole blogging about Berlin situation.

I’m not going to take you through a day-by-day recount of the entire trip because it was for school. This was not vacation. This was Jordyn trying to remain sane while 100 years of German history is being shoved into her brain in 18 days. What I’m going to share with you all is the stuff I did alone! The things I did that had nothing to do with the whole schooling situation, because let’s be honest… I already forgot most of that anyways.  Continue reading “It’s Berlin, Baby”

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The bucket-list for creative living

I don’t usually do these kinds of things, make lists to follow. I’m more of a go with the flow type of person, but I feel like this is a very go with the flow list. Nothing has a deadline (well, I guess sometime in September…) nothing has to be turned in for a grade. It’s not for you. It’s not because someone told me to do this. It’s for me. Because I want to do this. Maybe you’ll join me.  Continue reading “The bucket-list for creative living”