Farewell 2013

Happy New Year Color!Alright, I know that this is yet again another photo of the Eiffel Tower, but in light of New Year’s Eve I felt like it was appropriate. 

Happy New Year Everyone! Wow, it is incredible how fast time flies by . . . Looking back on 2013, it is amazing to reflect on the different people I’ve met and become close to, and how much I feel I have grown as an individual. It is interesting how much things can change in the length of a year. Although I have always dreamed of living and studying in a different country, it always seemed like a distant reality and I feel so lucky that I was able to fulfill that goal in my life this year. These past few months living abroad have allowed me to meet so many amazing friends and provided opportunities to explore new ways of life and mature as an individual. This year I was able to ring in the new year with, you guessed it, my cousin! We took a little stroll to the champ-de-mars and got to witness the Eiffel Tower light up when the clock struck twelve (Yes I know that the Eiffel Tower normally does this, but there is something rather special about it on new year’s eve don’t you think?) IMG_0692Crowds of people gathering to watch the Eiffel Tower light up along with fireworks. 

I can’t wait to see the new experiences I’ll have and memories I’ll make during this year and it will be very interesting to do some time traveling back to this year abroad when next year rolls around. Yes, tomorrow will just be another day, but it will be a day to start fresh with the optimistic sense that if I continue to strive for the hopes and dreams I manufacture in my head, I can continue to live a fulfilling and happy life. Thank you for following me on this journey and I wish you all the best in 2014!New Year's Eve Polaroid

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“It’s Christmas Time in the City”

Happy ChristmasWell, it’s the most wonderful time of the year again (or at least the time of year when everyone is rushing to get their last minute gifts and hoping they’ve made it on to Santa’s “nice” list)! I absolutely love the holiday season. Getting to spend time with my family and friends, looking at all of the beautiful glistening holiday lights, curling up with a hot cup of tea to watch a classic holiday film, the list goes on and on . . . Maybe it’s just me, but people seem to be a lot more cheerful during this time of year! This year, since traveling all the way back home would’ve been quite difficult not to mention crazy expensive,  my Aunt, Uncle and Cousins were gracious enough to let me spend the holidays with their family in Paris and I will have many wonderful memories to reflect on after my time here in the city of lights. I hope that all of you were able to spend the holidays in the company of family, friends, joy and laughter. Merry Christmas and happy holidays everyone!IMG_0662IMG_0672IMG_0682IMG_0677Until next time,

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A Cave Maze

IMG_0653If you look closely, you can see a heart!

On Tuesday, I finally arrived in France to spend the holidays with my Aunt, Uncle and Cousins! I had been counting down the hours till I was able to hop on to the train to make my journey from London to Paris and reunite with my best friend/ cousin (who you might remember from my posts about my trip to Chicago). A few days in to my stay in the beautiful city, we got to tour the catacombs and immerse ourselves in a vast span of history. Here are some photos from our experience traveling through the maze of tunnels beneath the streets of Paris!IMG_0648IMG_0649IMG_0650IMG_0651IMG_0652IMG_0656

I know this was a very brief post, but I will try to keep you all updated on my travels over the holidays.

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