I need to write. I want to express everything I have. I want to do everything. I have so much energy and ambition. I can and I will. I’m inspired by everyone and everything. Maybe I should take a poetry class.
The older I get and the more I experience, the more I learn (duh). I think that’s what life is all about - learning, discovering, and deciding. And if you’d like, expressing it (Marxism?). Will I ever be able to do everything that I’ve dreamed of? Never lose this spirit, Kaja.
So far so good. I like my independence. It feels weird though, not having my family around. But a good weird. A grown-up-good-weird.
Geneva is beauuutiful! I love Europe’s old style of architecture. No skyscrapers. The transit is fast, clean, and reliable. The mountains and lake make you feel like you’re on vacation. I can’t wait for it to get warmer so we can have picnics, hiking, and hopefully swim in Lac Geneve.
Everything is friggen expensive as hell! I was fair warned but damn still surprising to see that a shot of liquor at a bar costs 15 francs (~$18). Definitely won’t be shopping for clothes in Geneva hah.
I’m anxious for school to start! I want to learn and start improving my french!
One thing I have to remind myself of is confidence in speaking french. I am so shy and doubtful of myself, and I don’t know why! In all other aspects I’m outgoing but with french it’s so different. For example, I was so nervous about meeting my floor mates because I assumed they would all speak perfect french and I’d be dumb founded. But then when I met the girl right beside me, and realised we’re at about the same level of french, I felt so relieved. The first step is SO hard but once you get good results it feels amazing. And even if you get bad results, so what? Gotta brush it off.
Looking forward to the next few months here.
Now let me see if my chicken has defrosted yet.
President Obama used his executive authority to raise the minimum wage for federal contract workers on Wednesday, declaring: “In the richest nation on earth, nobody who works full-time should have to live in poverty.”
At a signing ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Obama urged states, businesses and members of Congress to follow his lead.
The executive order raises the minimum wage for federal contract workers to $10.10 an hour. Read more
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Relationships are probably the worst and best thing ever. My ex of a year and a half, even though he broke up with me, completely cut me out of his life - blocking me from all social media, and telling me to fuck off after trying to talk to him. I feel like a disease that he’s just trying to avoid at all costs. Why doesn’t he want to be friends?
But obviously I know why. Cause relationships fucking suck and both get hurt in the end. Your relationships will all eventually end (some ending better than others), and for the most part you won’t be friends afterwards. Or at least not for a long long time.
When it’s good it’s really good, and when it’s bad it’s really bad. But then again, that shouldn’t restrict someone from getting into a relationship… hmm… I think that people have to really get to know each other before being ‘official’. Or else it can be a total train wreck.
I’ve always been “the relationship girl” of my group because for the majority of my adolescent/young adulthood life I’ve had a boyfriend. But I think it’s time to stop. Time to really do my own thing and grow up with the support of my friends and family - the people I know will never break up with me :) Then again, this is exactly what I said going into university and then I met him haha. But now he’s just somebody that I use to know (ugh so tacky I know but it’s true). I hope we can be friends one day. But we’re just not meant to be together, and it’s taken us this long to realize that.
I guess since relationships can have this enchanting and/or devastating affect on you, the moral of the story (blog) is STOP. And BE CAREFUL. Because no one wants to get HURT. But also, everyone wants to LOVE and BE LOVED. Are you a risk-taker?