A Very Real Life

I've been bad, I told myself I'd have four more blog posts up long before this weekend, and obviously I haven't published them. I have three unfinished posts and I keep blaming my internet for not getting them up. Sadparment likes to break my connection before I've had a chance to save what I've uploaded and now I'm just damn frustrated. I feel like I'm waisting the precious time I have left here behind my laptop (inevitably in an uncomfortable position) and not spending my time as wisely as I should. 

I may be trying a new approach- less writing, more pictures- so that I can get them up faster. Hopefully I can go back and write more this summer, when I'm not as busy and spend my weekends wishing I was exploring the world. I'm a little dissapointed in myself, I must confess, I thought I'd be able to catch up by now. But I haven't and that's okay.

I spent the weekend in Manarola, one of the five towns of Cinque Terre that cling to the rocky coast of Italy, and could feel how vast the world is. I feel accomplished, we jumped into the sea, hiked a tough trail and I held a forearm stand for longer than I ever have before. Even though I may be quite behind in my digital life, I'm so proud of my real life. I'd ask you to be patient with me, but no one is demanding I post pictures, and really I just need to be patient with myself. I will be happy with where I am right now- even if where I am right now is sadpartment and not Cinque Terre- because my life is full of beautiful places and people. 

I will be working hard to get through finals and share a little bit more of my personal travels before my semester ends and my mom joins me for our great adventure. However, I will go to bed with a full and open heart from this weekend.

x Emma

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