LET ME EXPLAIN

I started off so consistent and you guys have been so loyal… and then the last 6 months I’ve been so loopy.. I mean I haven’t even written in 2 months…

BUT LET ME EXPLAIN. 

So, if you’ve been following my journey from the first days, to my 6 month mark, to  my observing my blackness  here, to my tragic dating occurrences, you know the struggles and exhaustions I’ve gone through. I’ve also had guest here pretty consistently the past few months. I can finally say though that my first year as a grad student is actually over. So many times I did not think I was going to make it, but somehow by the grace of God I made it…

So now that it’s over what am I doing for the summer?

  1. I decided to be an Au Pair for the month of July with a Catalan family. I went this route because my lease was up end of June and I honestly didn’t feel like subletting or paying rent. But also moreso because I wanted to experience or understand the Catalan culture more. It’s only one week in and I’m already understanding Catalan (the language) more, and my whole diet is completely changed. I’ve studied the Mediterranean Diet (actually had a presentation about it this past month), but I’m actually living it now, and completely organic. It’s great. I think this has been one of my best decisions yet… but again it’s only week 1.
  2. I decided to go home in August. I was stuck between traveling around Europe by myself for the month, staying in Barcelona (which I didn’t really want to do), or go back home. I’ve been home 2x’s since being in Spain (which for some is a lot), but only for 4days at a time. I miss my friends, I miss my family. When I go back I hate not being able to see all of my friends or feeling guilty that I’m not spending more time with my family. So I’ll be home for about 3 weeks, splitting my time between NY, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. I feel like this will give me a good enough time to decant, relax, and reset for the up-coming year.
  3. With all of these decisions I’ve still found time to incorporate travel.
    I’ll be going to London for the first time between July 21st-24th to see it and experience their Afropunk Festival. I’ve only been to Afropunk in Brooklyn, only recently has the festival branched out to other places so I’m excited to be experiencing this.
    I’m looking at Ibiza for the end of July.
    I’m headed to Nice and Monaco, when I return from the US.
    and Oktoberfest in Munich.. again lol..

So with all of that said, you have about 8 new post to expect from me in the next 2 months ! If you’re reading this I thank you. Promise I’ll be back on it. 

I mean I’ve had 4 different hairstyles in 9 months… clearly I was through some thangs

in the meanwhile.. check out my other post. 

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