Midpoint Reflection – Some Lists

WHOLEY PICKLE STICKS I HAVE BEEN IN FINLAND OFFICIALLY HALF THE AMOUNT OF TIME I WILL BE IN FINLAND! (Actually, that's not true, I still have three days until then, but I'm writing about it now because I am impatient.) There are a few things to mark this momentous occasion: On this day in history, … Continue reading Midpoint Reflection – Some Lists

America through their eyes

I've had a very American couple days. Last night, I spent the evening with the other American exchange students (there's six of us) playing games and eating popcorn. Tonight, I went with some lovelies to the Classic American Diner which was just as overwhelming and wonderful as it sounds, ha! Evening activities here tend to focus … Continue reading America through their eyes

One Month in Jyväskylä!

Wow!!! Today marks a month since I set out on this journey. It's crazy to think that a month ago at this time I was sitting in an airport in Chicago just waiting for time to pass. Actually, that's not true. Time zones ignored, I had only just woken up to load up the truck … Continue reading One Month in Jyväskylä!

Wrapped in my city

On this not quite month-aversary I found myself with a free Monday. No classes, only one article of homework left to read. And luckily enough, the sky was clear. The outsidey place was calling me when I woke up this morning. I've wasted too many days in the sun because I've been afraid of going … Continue reading Wrapped in my city

Head Cannons

So, in the last few days, I've been made shockingly aware of a few things that can only be understood by not being at home. First, I want to give a shoutout to my bike. I payed €60 for a probably slightly too small bicycle the first week I got here, and yesterday I realized … Continue reading Head Cannons