alternately titled: ‘what I learned in the blackout’
-Showers are terrible because the water is cold and the air is cold and your towel is never dry and warm
-The little things in life really are the best. Like having light when you’re trying to go to the bathroom
-Listen to your mom and don’t procrastinate on things like emails and washing your hair.
-I may be able to move to another country on my own, but sleeping in an empty building with no power is really hard.
-You meet some really amazing people.
-You make good friends very, very, very fast.
-You might as well stay up incredibly late with those friends because nothing else is going on and you have so little time together
-Wear your pajamas to breakfast even though its the tacky American thing to do. Then take really bad pictures.
-Don’t try to plan friendships. Being friends with study abroad students is worth it, even if they leave you after a few months.
-Dance. For hours. Even when the power is back on.
-Don’t sleep the night before everyone leaves, even if you have 17 hours of travel the next day. Enjoy those last hours.
-I am so incredibly grateful for the last few days. I didn’t know being stuck on campus with no power could be so wonderful.