Dawn over Vernazza, Italy (by Gavin Hayhurst)
upward over the mountain
(image via moonandtrees.tumblr.com)
I oftentimes forget the beauty of life, especially when my world of pessimism takes over. I think about the present and future a lot but more so for my self-interested goals. I find it harder to connect with people because most of the time, I have no desire to. But I realize that you can only be a better person by doing so. I also have decided to spend more time outdoors. I want to embark on a journey, explore a scenic route, find a hidden cove, walk through a field of flowers, and find my inner peace.
I stood there and watched him fall in love with me.
The Old Curiosity shop is located at the heart of the London School of Economics.
The problem is an individual’s inability to enter a new stage of higher morality and a higher culture, to create a universal and newfound nationalism.
I love waking up to
quiet mornings, tea, and cold weather
A few months ago, this was a dream so far away. Yesterday, it came true. After having such a stressful week with my journalism stuff and all my readings, it was nice to open up my email and receive an offer of admission from LSE. Top 10 schools for IR. It would be an amazing opportunity. However, I am still waiting for decisions from the east coast. Johns Hopkins SAIS is a long stretch though …. We will see about GWU and American.
There’s something special about being in an unknown land. Nobody really knows who you are and you can invent an entirely new identity for yourself. I’d really like to go to prague or austria, but I’m also quite drawn to living a mediterranean lifestyle for a while. There are many more prominent cultures in a number of European countries, especially in areas further away from metropolitan cities. Not that there is anything wrong with urban cities. There’s just something lovely about these little intimate cultures, and I suppose this is because I sometimes feel withdrawn from America’s overwhelming economic driven society. Perhaps, I have just been exposed to constant innovation and modernity for too long. I am grateful to live in a nation like the U.S., but I would not mind spending the rest of my life in a small spanish villa adorned with green vines and vibrant-colored flowers, tucked away in the countryside.