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Things You Have To Do In The Summer

Because It’s Almost Over And You’re Gunna Miss Out If You Don’t.

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To be honest, I was feeling a bit antsy about this post. Not like there’s any pressure or anything, and I certainly don’t have anyone I really need to impress, but I missed posting Friday again, and there may just possibly be someone keeping up with my blog now that I feel the need to be cool for. I said may, alright? So don’t take that too far. Besides, there’s nothing cool about me. I’m a walking nerd. Random strangers come up to me and ask me where the nearest anime shops are. Think it might be the pink hair(?)

Anyway.

Hopefully I can be a bit more consistent now. It’s not an exaggeration when I say that my life’s completely changed from what it was a few days ago – which is awesome – but comes with a lot of life commitments. But since I’m starting to get into a bit of a routine here and whatnot, it should be good.

I thought that today, given the fact that August is just about over and September’s coming up pretty fast here, I’d write my ultimate to do list for the summer. There’s still a bit of time left to tackle everything, so tell me what you think of my ideas. Have any of your own ‘must dos?’ Let me know so I can be sure to try those too.

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I’m an Adult Now, Okay? Dealing with Homesickness.

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If there’s one thing I’m good at, it’s over thinking things. Preparing myself to live abroad for a year was really no exception to that. I had constant Skype meetings with my family and friends from back home, I had a little box full of things from home, and a whole pile of strategies sorted out for every occasion I could plan for. Thankfully, for the most part, that helped. Despite a few bad nights, most of my time away from home was fairly successful and not as miserable as I had been anticipating it to be.

It’s inevitable. No matter how long you’re away for, how much fun you’re having, or how much better you think your life is now than before, you’re going to get homesick. It’s something you should not only prepare for, but something you should count on.

All that being said, it’s important to face the matter head on. Like all things in life, denial and avoidance aren’t going to get you anywhere. I’ve compiled a list of things that I found particularly helpful for me on my down days, so hopefully they give you some ideas as to what might help you!

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