The Color of Love.
SomeoneLikeYou Sunday, September 8, 2013
Red Laser Cut Blouse: c/o OASAP.
Boyfriend Jeans: Aeropostale.
Hinder Flats: c/o Pink and Pepper.
Red Beret: Target.
Lipstick in MAC's Russian Red.
Yesterday I wore this casual outfit for a day spend with my dear parents. They took me out to eat (bless them because Kent food is terrible), did a bit of shopping, and caught up with talking. Sometimes I don't like them to come and visit me though because I hate when they have to leave. Although I am close with my friends here, there is a different kind of closeness I have with my family. I show my friends who I am, but a part of me I still hold back. Willingly or unwillingly I'm not quite sure, but they don't get to see the completely rounded out Lauren that my family does. So it's always nice to sink back into that familiarity, that safeness. But then just as soon as it's there, it's gone again and I'm left back in the emptiness of being alone here.
It's not to sound like I don't love being here--I do. I just have a very close relationship with my family which I haven't really seen in a lot of others. Some may think it's strange we're so close, and I find it strange, too. In the sense that, I talk to my mother on the phone every day, text message my little sister, and skype with the whole family every week. I've haven't seen anyone here do that and it kind of makes me sad, but also feel a bit awkward. I notice that students tend to cast off their family when they go to college and just push for independence and being on their own. It's important to still remember your parents, the two people who raised you for 18 years, and respect them after you leave. I just can't imagine not keeping them updated with my life and staying updated with their lives. Makes me sad to think that a lot of college students don't.
Anyways, those were just some thoughts I had on the weekend. The reason my parents came to visit was to come to an informational meeting about studying abroad! I am almost sure that I'll be studying in...ITALY this time next fall for a whole semester! More details on that as things come together, but I couldn't be more excited for that opportunity next year and all the ones I'll have this current school year.
With much love, Lauren.