As Charlie Chaplin said, “A day without laughter is a day wasted.” So please do enjoy this meme about studying abroad. As with anything, studying abroad can be viewed differently from every perspective, though I found this to be fairly accurate. Sometimes, I really do feel like all I do is attend lectures and of course, yes, I spend a lot of time in the kitchen prepping meals and snacks.
Everyday, I feel so grateful for this amazing opportunity. I know that when I am much older, I will reflect on this time away and feel accomplished, proud, content, and gracious for the amazing memories and knowing that I can overcome anything, including the common struggles of living abroad.
I couldn’t help but smile today as I rode my bike to an early morning class. My flat is located near an industrial sized bakery and at certain times of day, it can smell like heaven. The smell of fresh baked buns combined with sunlit mist floating above the canal is definitely enough to fill my day with complete joy!