Turkey Day, A World Lost in Time, and Singing Too Loud

I've spent the last week and a day having quite the adventure! Now I'm finally sitting still, waiting for my water to boil so I can drink some tea, and reflecting on just how amazing it's been. It's really hard to believe I only have a week and a half left in Jyväskylä and a … Continue reading Turkey Day, A World Lost in Time, and Singing Too Loud

Living Local

The last couple days have been very Finnish. I know that might seem like a bit of a "duh...?" type statement, but here's the thing. As I've written about in the past, studying abroad has been about learning about and meeting people from all over the world. So the fact that I've done so many … Continue reading Living Local

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

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!

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

Humans.

I am going to bed tonight and I'm so mind blown by what the world I live in. Like this is me right now: Let me tell you a story. In fifth grade, I made friends with this super weird guy who for some reason, decided to talk to the lonely girl on the playground. … Continue reading Humans.

Time Travel

So. I am in Finland! It feels like Kansas October and the sky is beautifully blue and the countryside reminds me of home. I can't believe I'm here. It's been such an emotional weekend. Exactly 25 hours ago I was waking up to load the truck and head to the airport. And now I'm just … Continue reading Time Travel