Well, I knew that as soon as school started up I’d end up being bad about posting. But here’s a very late post.
I still miss Europe but it isn’t anywhere near as intense as it used to be. I went on a picnic today with Michael and enjoyed the beauty of Texas that can only really be pleasurable for the months of March and October because otherwise the weather is unbearable. It was great, we had wine, cheese, pasta pesto salad, crackers, oil and bread, fresh strawberries and chocolate. I have never been interested in having crazy spring break experiences, I’m much happier hanging out with my cats and boyfriend and cooking or seeing the things around me that I never get to see usually.
I’ve been doing a lot of cooking lately. I made my first ever cake, carrot cake, from scratch the other day and it was delicious. Everyone I gave it to immediately exclaimed about how good it was. I also made a delicious meal last night of chicken fried chicken, gravy, corn fritters, green beans, and garlic cheddar cheese biscuits. Oh and Michael helps a ton of course, he’s brilliant in the kitchen.
This blog is supposed to be about my travels and my experiences with travels and sadly this is part of it, the process of moving on with your life and trying to incorporate what you experienced into the more mundane bits. I know Michael and I are both desperately hoping to live in Ireland one day, especially considering how dire the economy is in America as well as our deep concerns over the government here. I have problems with a lot of things that go on in Europe, but I feel like they at least got some of the more important things right than the US does and I’m not sure I want to waste the rest of my life here trying to make it work. Of course, since I’m planning on going to be a professor the chance of me getting a job in Ireland or the UK is pretty much nil. But I’m applying for several internships in marketing this summer so maybe I’ll feel like that’s what I want to do. I’m not sure I want to spend the rest of my life manipulating ideas for some corporation that I have little to no personal investment in, but I know that if that is what I need to do to live in a place like Ireland rather than in the US maybe it’s better? I don’t know, I’m only 20 and there is plenty of time to work these things out, even if it feels otherwise.
I’ve added a picture of the London tube design we made out of photos from Europe. I hope you all like it and if you want some information on how we did it feel free to ask!