Your Life is Boring

The other day someone flat out told me they are bored by life and it got me thinking about some things regarding the battle between boredom excitement that life offers. Life is not always rainbows and butterflies, duh. No one ever told you it was going to be. So why is there an expectation that each day needs to live up to the hype of whatever you consider being “exciting”? Is my daily life in Mount Pleasant, Michigan ever going to be as “exciting” as daily life in Florence, Italy? No. Do I expect it to be? Sometimes yes. I sit and wonder where this expectation for an exciting life even begins to stem from. I begin to scroll aimlessly on social media. I see people who are traveling the world, maybe even just hanging out with friends at a bar. I start to feel even more contempt for my […]

17 Can’t Miss [And Cheap] Restaurants in Florence, Italy

The 17 Best Cheap Restaurants in Florence, Italy (Just found this on my laptop from my 4 months in Italy … really missing all these places right about now) So you’re heading to Florence, Italy? Florence is home to so many good, cheap eats. Here are 17 of my favorite places to eat for cheap: The Oil Shoppe There are so many reasons to love the Oil Shoppe. From the owner’s warm smiles to the incredible avocado iced coffee, this place is not to be missed during your time abroad. Not only is the food good but also cheap. For 4,50 euro you can get a sandwich with local meats, and delicious sauces like truffle oil (yum) They also have the best salads with the freshest cheeses and veggies for 5,50 euro.   Don’t forget to top off your meal with the best iced coffee in all of Florence for […]

A Letter to my High-school Self.

Dear 16-year old me, It is all going to be OK. You are going to end up somewhere totally different than what you think and that is alright, just embrace the change. That guy you are crying over, well you will eventually find someone better. That girl that you hate because she’s dating your ex? Well, you will soon come to realize that friends come and go but you will eventually find one special person to call your “bestfriend.” It’s all going to be OK. That B you got on that paper isn’t going to matter when you get a full ride to college, so don’t sweat it. Trying to fit in and look like all of the “popular girls” really won’t matter either because one day you’ll learn that it is so much better to be yourself- people like being surrounded by someone who is comfortable in their own […]