Up from the Abyss… When Studying Abroad Ain’t Perfect (and an announcement!)

 

Dearest blogging buddies and friends,

I’m hoping you didn’t notice that life updates, blogposts, emails… have all fallen into an abyss this term. Last summer my bestest friend (and incredible blogger over at Crafted Fragments) taught me that it is okay to not be okay. So I guess I am here to admit that

*drum roll please*

*actually just kidding, it really not that dramatic*

I haven’t been okay.

Second year has been much more challenging, academically, spiritually, and emotionally than first year.

It would be unfair for me, as a blogger and public promotor of studying abroad, to pretend that studying abroad is all roses and sunshine. I still think that studying abroad is a worthwhile experience, but I am learning more and more how challenging it can be.

 

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Dramatic photo of nature to make sure you realise how serious this post is.

 

I like to blog about the embarrassing and hilarious mishaps, and yet I’ve been in such a stinky mood lately that I haven’t been able to turn misadventures into blogposts.

*Can someone interrupt here and say “THAT IS OKAY!”… Nope? Nooone. Kay, I’m just gonna pretend someone did and keep on…*

Despite a fair amount of stress, confusion and general moohoomooness, I’m surrounded by incredible people who make my life worth waking up to live each morning. And I’ve got the support of my incredible family and friends back at home.

Despite the challenges, I’m still having the adventure of a life time.

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Dramatic photo of me on swing to make sure you get the point.

 

So, as I get back onto my feet after a rough term, expect to see more blogposts (amazing guest post coming up this week!), more adventures, and more positivity.

I’ve realised that figuring things out all on my lonsesome is no way to live. So, for better or worse, this blog is going to continue to be my channel to turn those embarassing face-palm moments into (hopefully) entertaining and/or inspiring (don’t wanna get too ambitious) blogposts.

In other words my grumpiness, moohoomoo, emmbarassing moments, and other emotional garbage is making a comeback. So brace yourselves.

AND

One other teeny tiny thing.

Remember how last year I spent my Easter Holiday in Germany and fell head over heels in love with the country? Well, I’m going back to visit friends in Germany. I’ll be there for three weeks over Christmas.

Good things are coming.

Feel free to scream excitedly in the comments because this is a very. big. happy. deal.

Also, what are your plans for Christmas Recess (Winter break for da Americans)?

All my love,

Susanna

Author: Susanna

I'm Susanna, a 20-year-old Christian girl incorrigibly addicted spontaneous adventures. My first dream was to become a pioneer. Unfortunately, I was born a couple centuries late, so I've decided to read, cook, run, and travel the world until my time machine is finished. You'll mostly likely find me getting into trouble and/or eating licorice. I am currently blogging the misadventures of a middle-school teacher in training. Come join me on my quest to become the next Ms. Frizzle!

9 thoughts on “Up from the Abyss… When Studying Abroad Ain’t Perfect (and an announcement!)”

  1. YOU’RE GOING BACK TO GERMANY?! TAKE ME WITH YOU!!!

    But in all seriousness, I think you’re so brave to study abroad. I love hearing about your adventures. I’m praying for you, friend!

    P.S. Sorry I’ve been so bad at blog reading/commenting lately! But I’m back and I’ve been stalking your blog. Hope you don’t mind. =)

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    1. Aw, Emily! It is so so good to hear from you. Thanks so much! Your words mean a lot to me. I think you are so brave for what you are doing. I am inspired by how you are jumping head-on into making your writing and reenacting dreams come true. God is so wonderful and it is amazing to follow His special path for each one of us.

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  2. If you weren’t so far away I would give you a great big hug! So instead you could take a few minutes, get comfy and visualize yourself wrapped in a warm fuzzy cocoon made up of all the warmest, most comforting memories of home and bask in all the love!

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  3. A definitive list of everything you need to eat:
    Döner, Lebkuchen, Pfeffernüsse, Marzipan Stollen, Käsespätzle, Dominosteine. Oh and Almigurt yogurt (it’s a brand not a flavor). I miss all of this every day.

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