First of all, I want to go on record to say: I love my friends so much. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, and I certainly appreciate my best friends so much more than I ever have.

Those friends that you’ve had for years, that know you so well, to whom you never have to explain yourself, because they just understand you. The ones you can sit around and do absolutely nothing with, and still have a good time.

Appreciate those friends, because they are hard to come by!

I can’t wait to have girls’ nights with them when I’m back! I heard rumors that some of them are even planning a Vegas trip this spring break. ;)

{Last summer vaca}

{Night out}

{Love them!}

{Turning 21}

{Beach trip after high school}
Second of all, being here in Paris and being forced to meet new people and make new friends has made me realize that I’m not as introverted as I thought I was. Before now I’ve never had the need to make new friends, and because I’ve had my best friends for so long, I perceived this “making new friends” thing as big, difficult, awkward, and nearly impossible, mostly because I had difficulty being myself around new people, or knowing how to act in general.

With that said, I’m happy to say that I’ve made some great friends already here in Paris, and I’m proud of myself. It may sound silly, but I’m proud of myself for successfully making friends!

I'm a Californian in my mid-twenties who studied Art History and lived in France for 3 years. I blog honestly about my travels, share my thoughts on life, and get poetic about art and photography. I also sell prints of my photographs on Etsy.

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