Today at work I met three ladies from Germany. They came up to me to tell me that the tickle me elmo spoke German and they were so excited, so I told them about me going there. They were so friendly and their accents were so cute! The oldest one used to teach German and she was telling me about Dresden and all the things to do there. It made me really excited to go and meet new people.
Then when I got home sitting on my table was a piece of mail from Lufthansa (I love saying that) and it was my plane tickets! I can’t believe I’m actually going and how soon I’m leaving! Today has made me very excited and happy about my decision to go.
Also, this has nothing to do with Germany but I had Panera for dinner and that was just num nums in my tum tums.
So I’ve decided I do not want to be a vet anymore. This is the first time in my life I have felt this way. It’s just not fascinating or exciting to me. I’m thinking of being a general surgeon or an oncologist. I told my parents this, and my mom said I am too happy to be an oncologist and deal with death all day. I don’t see it that way at all. I think that happy-spirited and uplifting people should be the ones helping those who need a morale boost, and who better to cheer up than a cancer patient? And there is still so much to learn about cancer, it intrigues me. Surgery would be so awesome, being able to fix an organ that’s broken. SO COOL! So, I guess only time will tell where I’m gonna go with this, but it’s def vet school out, med school in!
These past couple of days have been grand!! (excluding today because i worked) Friday was going on adventures with Sarah all over Waterford in preparation for Jack Johnson. Then my two bestest buds and I ventured to Hartford for the concert. The restaurant we ate ate, Agave, was amazing because they made guac tableside!!!! The only bad thing was the nausea that came with the after effects due to the mix of items in our system. The concert was super fun (aside from the morons surrounding us) and I loved spending time with my friends again because moments like that have been rare this summer.
The next day I spent with my fam, visiting my cousins and grandparents and whatnot, which was nice. When I got back home I really wasn’t in the mood for Sailfest so Lauren and I decided to drive 2.5 hrs to new york to go to white castle. Her niece came along and it was the most fun I’ve had in a long time. I almost peed my pants from laughing on the drive there. Just hanging out in the car for 5 hrs listening and dancing to random ass music with the greatest fast food ever was splendid. I’m so glad I’ve been able to go on crazy adventures, and I cannot wait for the ones to come!!!!
I just saw the last airbender, and was super disappointed. I mean, I had high expectations because I love the show. M Night Shamalama ding dong ruins everything. The story line was missing key parts, and it wasn’t funny at all like the show. And I paid 3 more dollars for 3-D, which happened like 2 times, one of which being the ending credits. The acting was horrible, and it was way too obvious that they had to include different racial and cultural groups as different tribes. AND! they pronounced Aang’s name as Ung, and messed up Sokka’s name too. The movie should have been a cartoon. I don’t get it. There was nothing new and they already had the story told in TV form, so what was the point? What a shame.
Lately, all I’ve been thinking about is leaving for Germany and I’ve been more scared than excited. Today in the shower I realized how stupid I have been. I need to see this opportunity for what it is. I am lucky enough to get to live in Europe for four months while I take classes for my major. I get to live with people from all over the world, as well as my good friends that I’ve met at school. In my free time instead of being bored or going to some frat party, I get to travel around Europe and be exposed to things many people dream about. Since I found out I was accepted to this program, I have been focusing on the negatives. Sure, I’m gonna miss my friends and family but they will be here when I get back. It may not be the best timing, but it’s going to be an amazing adventure no matter what. I need this time to focus on myself for once. I am so grateful to be given the chance not only to attend college in my dream city of Boston, but to now be preparing for the experience of a lifetime. So few people get to have an experience like this, especially someone who is pre-med. When I went to Europe for just a week I fell in love with it, and I am so excited to go back. Everyone I talk to is so excited for me and now I am excited for myself. There is no way that those four months will be less than life-changing and eye-opening. For all the times I may miss people or be swamped with work, there will be at least double the times of traveling and enjoying myself in new places. Now I can finally fully mean it when I say I am excited to study abroad when the next person asks.