First things first, I GRADUATED!!
i have dedicated 4 and a half years to UCSD and its finally over. During my last couple of months i was more than ready to leave college. I feel, like a lot of people, that i am not made for academia. Don’t get me wrong, most of the classes i’ve taken have been inspiring and informative. But not all classes were like this for me.
I am gonna miss San Diego, it has a lot to offer and even though I am living at home for now, i know the bay area is where i want to be…well, for now.
As a grad present of sorts to myself, I booked my flight to Chicago, Illinois to visit my Barcelona study abroad friends. I have missed them terribly and now, i miss them even more.
Chicago was lovely and cold as ice. The wind was literally splitting my face open (sorry if that was too graphic of a description). I got to spend some amazing time with Stephanie’s family and my illinois girls! We stayed at an airbnb in Chicago and it was tres chic! i got a little wine drunk and had a lovely night with them.
I think my favorite part out of this whole trip was being able to experience U of I, even if it was only for a couple of days. UCSD does not provide what i would call a “traditional” college experience, very opposite of U of I. The architecture was classic and beautiful with brick buildings everywhere you turned. There were sorority and fraternity houses. There is green street where there are a lot of amazing bars to hang out in.
I sat in on some of my friends classes, chilled in the quad taking in the sun, talked about life, and literally couldnt have imagined a more magical trip then this one right here.
I had it planned thursday that i would get the full college experience as a post grad in one night. The last thing i had to do was get completely wasted. Like many of you know, drinking is not something i really do. I have nothing against it I just hate the taste and dont partake. But Thursday night was the night where I just let it happen.
Yes. I mixed. bad. And i paid for it the next morning. But it was all so WORTH IT! I had an amazing time with everyone and I was surprisingly social and not awkward at all. It was probably one of the best nights of my life though i can only remember small snippets, at least they were all pretty awesome snippets.
My last night i went out again, but i couldnt down anything because of the night before. I was more awkward and all i wished was to be drunk again but without the tormenting hangover. Regardless, i couldnt drink like i did the night before because i had a bus and plane to catch early in the morning. I do regret not going all out though. i shouldve just gone for it, i felt so alive!
it sort of pains me to say that i might be more fun when im drunk. But i think it happens to the majority of the population. But i know deep down that im still a pretty cool girl sober.
Anyways, here are some pics of the time i had in lincoln park, chicago