I would apologise about being silent for so long but I am not actually sorry for it. I could use the excuse that I don’t have internet at home, but that’s not entirely true either. I could say that school work takes a lot more time that I thought, but that’s a lie too. I could say that I am not home that often because of events and friends, which is kind of true but not something that would keep me from writing. I haven’t sat down long enough to gather my thoughts to tell the stories that have been happening.
I wanted to be able to write something positive about my new life here in Estonia, so I will try to do just that. So far, friends are awesome and having a social life is pretty rad. You know that triangle diagram you are taught when university starts? Social life, studies, and health? And where you can only have two of the three topics on the triangle? Well, I would say that social life has taken top priority and I teeter back and forth between studies and health here. Whereas, in the States, health and studies were my two topics. The lifestyle here is different; there is more focus on spending time with friends and family.
Step two! Traveling is something I have been forcing myself to do because I don’t want to fall into the same life routine I wan in before. My goal is to travel at least every other weekend to someplace that is not near the centre of Tartu. For the most part, I have done a decent job at it. I have yet to leave the country though but that may change soon due to an upcoming week of no classes. You can see some of the different towns I have visited in the photo albums I posted on Flickr.
Another wonderful thing here, at least most females would think this is a good thing, is that I have lost enough weight that my jeans do not fit anymore. My legs are more tone and I drink so much more water here. Healthier in some aspects, if I may say so myself. Like I said, I am trying to be positive about this.
I can confidently say that I have accomplished a lot here. I have yet to do laundry though because, here we go, I have never used a laundromat before. So yes, I have not done laundry since I was in the US. You may ask, what have you been doing? I have hand washed the small items and as for the larger items like jeans and such, those officially need to be washed. So… if anyone wants to give me tips on laundromat stuff, that would be highly appreciated. I also still need to buy a laundry basket. I thought Oreos were more important.