We leave for England in 4 days! I’m so excited and grateful for this opportunity. I’ve never taken a Transatlantic flight (I’ve only left the country five times, to Quebec and Cancun), so this is a major bucket-list item checked off! As I may have mentioned before, Annie and I will be living and studying at Wadham College at Oxford, but we have plenty of excursions planned (including day trips to Paris and Brussels!)
This is a(partial) list of what we’ll be up to on the island:
Travel tattoos at Oxford Tattoo
Hamlet at The Globe
The Bodleian Library
The Roman Baths in Bath
I’m sure we’ll check out at least some of these 15 Things to do in Oxford
See you stateside in August!
This week was very hard for those of us suffering from depression. Rest in the sweetest peace to Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain—advocates for women and inspiring individuals. Check on your strongest friends—some of us hide behind confidence.
We shouldn’t have to lose our idols to open up the conversation about mental illness and suicide. I know the above gif might seem a little flippant, but we have to normalize and destigmatize talking about mental health. Talkspace is a great resource for the uninsured or those too busy to commit to regular therapy appointments.
On a more positive note, I wanted to share some of the more positive things that have been running though my mind this week:
I need every single goddamn thing on this entire page immediately.
This is the best scone recipe on the planet. People love them.
Very excited to check out the Turf Tavern while I’m in Oxford.
I’m reading The Golden Compass, The Weirdstone of Brisingramen, The Dark is Rising, and The Lord of the Rings for my Oxford class and it’s been such fun to dive back into these fantasy classics. I’ve already finished The Hobbit and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
Michael and I are rewatching The Office from the beginning and holy guacamole is the finale emotional. I don’t even care if this is an unpopular opinion: American > British every damn day. When Michael showed up I *screamed*. Dwight & Angela’s wedding song is a string arrangement of “Sweet Child O’ Mine.”
I’m absolutely buying this rice cooker, bringing my total of pink appliances up to…five?
I want this SO SO SO SO badly! Liz Phair is my queen.
I’m thinking of getting this kit because maybe, just MAYBE, I’ll actually start food prepping.
Sayonara, mis amigos!