SomeoneLikeYou Saturday, July 5, 2014
Denim Top, Loafers, Red Shorts (in hiking photo): Thrifted.
Pearl Necklace: Forever21.
Red Skirt: c/o OASP.
Hair Accessory: Aeropostale.
Hello everyone, and happy Fourth of July weekend!
It has seriously been an awesome one (and I'm not much for holidays usually). My family and I went hiking at a state park yesterday and then went to a festival and saw fireworks in the evening. Every year I forget how much I love fireworks until I see them again on the 4th...it's just such a peaceful, beautiful time to reflect and think about what it means to be a part of this county.
One reason I'm looking forward to studying abroad is to get a more worldly view. I was born an American and have always lived in small town USA, and have only ventured out once. It sounds absolutely awful and so nationalistic, but I don't know what it's like to NOT be American. I cannot fathom other ways of life that people live in the world simply because this is all I've ever known. I don't feel like the American way is the right way or only way, it's just so hard for me to wrap my mind around other humans living differently than I do myself. They don't celebrate the fourth of July or Thanksgiving, they don't play American football, they don't eat the same foods or have the same customs, they don't have the same rights as I do... and just an abundance of others? I want my eyes to be opened to the people of other countries and welcome their way of life into my life to grasp a better understanding of this huge world I'm in, not just this tiny bubble I know.
With much love, Lauren.