This is what it seems like the weather will be there for the next couple weeks. I am leaving Illinois to visit a more expensive version of Seattle.
This what has been happening during the whole day while packing and getting the rest of my stuff together for this trip:
With this inspiration and the help of a Choco Taco, I finally got to this! Two months of my life put into two suitcases.
With this finally done and my plane not leaving till 7 tomorrow, I don’t know what to do with my time other than sit in anticipation of spending the majority of my summer in Europe. However, I found a downside to studying abroad. I will not be able to keep up on the majority of my shows effectively and will miss the premiere of Arrested Development, qué triste!
With this travesty potentially being avoided, I shall hopefully prevail in staying in the “mainstream” with everyone. Because, you know, two months abroad is totally going to change my life and perspective, and other filler that sounds hopeful.
In all reality, I am excited for this trip and will try to demonstrate this through copious amounts of snapchats, pictures, and blog posts. Although, this depends on the WiFi I get it shouldn’t be too bad considering I should be able to steal it from work.
So here’s to hoping this summer goes slightly as planned and I end up back in Milwaukee with a job before classes. Otherwise, I will be a broke, 12 credit-a-semester senior in the comm school with very little to do.
Before I am able to leave for my trip, I have to fight off a possible bronchitis and sinus infection to ensure I feel great before flying 8 hours on a plane. This has been great with trying to move out of my apartment and hangout with everyone before I leave. Oh well, guess I will be back in late July to (hopefully) have another summer in Milwaukee as great as the last.
During my time prepping: I have made countless lists, googled just about everything where I am staying, and made sure I had everything in check before leaving on May 23. However, writing this post has been the only thing that has made this trip fully set in that I will be in Europe for two months; pretty much on my own. This alone has made me worry about getting around London and being able to find out where I am working during June.
The two companies I will be working for are Karmarama and Wild Card, which are two PR companies located close to the Thames River. I shall be staying at the University of London, not yet fully avoiding the dorm lifestyle for a month, but it does come with a breakfast plan. This whole working thing is only the beginning part of my summer too.
I get to travel down to Rome for two weeks to pick up some elective credits to learn about Italy and visit everywhere in the city. This opportunity will be awesome with the guided tours throughout this historic city while still learning about the culture and how they function in the business world. I can only hope that PR practices can somehow apply to some marketing ones.
The best part of the trip comes during my very last week in Europe. Abbie gets to fly out to see me in London the second week of July and we will spend 4 days in London and another 4 in Paris before flying home to catch up with reality and start applying for jobs.
I will use this blog to post random thoughts and events throughout my travels and pictures as well (wifi permitting), and the only difficult part is that I will be without my laptop. So, hopefully I can blog at work, or figure out how to blog through a phone or iPad. However it gets done, I hope everyone keeps up with my adventures. It should be fairly interesting.