One of the most surprising discoveries I made during my trip was that I spent much less per month traveling foreign counties (including countries more expensive than Canada) than I did as a regular working joe back home. I had much more free time, I was visiting some of the most beautiful places in the world, I was meeting new people left and right, I was calm and peaceful and otherwise having an unforgettable time, and somehow it cost me much less than my humble 9-5 lifestyle here in one of Canada’s least expensive cities.
It seems I got much more for my dollar when I was traveling. Why?
Found my cat (on my roof…wtf how did he get there?)
Got 2 job interview requests
Talked with a recruiter in New York as well for a titan in the advertising industry
Caught up on last night’s comedy (Archer was pure gold)
Ate good Thai food
And heading to LA tomorrow thru Thursday for job interviews and fun
Tonight, the “San Jose Bass Club” with a good friend headlining
It was a good Friday
Stern and Sam are missing from this, and Brad was an epic addition during the summer. House of Horrors, you make me feel so nostalgic sometimes.
January - July 2012: my favorite part of college with the best people
We’re spread around the globe now, but a reunion is in order soon.
Isabelle, that means you need to get your ass out of Aussie-land and get back to a real country. Happy Australia Day. Can’t believe it’s been almost a year since our first huge party at that house. What an epic night.
I MISS THIS. We should have had a TV show about that semester. Too many stories to even begin counting.
Sometimes I feel this extreme regret for not studying abroad in Singapore that semester, and then I realize I wouldn’t have met you all. You made that semester unforgettable.
and that fucking freaked me out. a torrent of lost memories suddenly came back to my head. and i knew everything. past. present. future. and i knew fucking everything. i was reminded of this lack of future. i remembered that felling of complete hopelessness.
Don’t be afraid to say hello, or smile to people on the street. Don’t be afraid to call up someone you know and ask them to hang out. You don’t even have to make plans, just have them come over and watch some TV, talk about your days, whatever.
We all have an internal monologue going on in our heads analyzing the world around you. Don’t let it take over you, because you begin living in your head, imagining scenarios or building people up to be more intimidating than they are, rather than the world.
I believe getting over this internal monologue helped me get over my social anxiety.
Make someone smile today :)