Saturday, November 14, 2015

Prier Pour Paris

It's a scary world we live in. Going to Paris with my family three summers ago was the trip of a lifetime. I wish other people could travel and simply just live without having to be in fear. Whether you're in Paris, Beirut or any other place that faced attacks on Friday, prayers are with you. The world is a beautiful place - let's keep it that way. 

Monday, November 2, 2015

Yale Round 2

Well, I had another trip to New Haven that is one for the books. I flew in on Thursday night and by Sunday I was dreading the fact that I had to leave, of course.

When I showed up on Thursday, I was rolling my suitcase through campus, when I crossed the street and there was John! My guy. We smiled and giggled and hugged and I was so happy to see him again. Whenever we see each other again, it’s so funny because things instantly click back into normal, as if we were never apart. I love that about us – that even after months of separation, we will always remain the same. Later, we grabbed some pizza and cookies and walked through campus a bit. We stayed up late catching each other up on everything.

The next day, John had football practice for a few hours. So, I was left to be on campus, all by myself! I strapped on my backpack and tried to blend in with the Ivy Leaguers as much as possible. I think it worked, considering people asked me for directions – twice!!! Yale’s campus is so beautiful. I was walking around in complete heaven looking at the buildings and bricks and changing trees. I found a Starbucks (naturally) and waited for a couple hours before John’s family showed up and he got done with practice. We grabbed pizza for dinner (yep, two nights in a row… it’s New Haven, so what else are you going to eat?) and caught up with his family.

Saturday was game day! I’ve been waiting for the day I would finally get to see John play football again. I get butterflies just thinking about those first couple weeks when we started to crush on each other, when I would see him out on the field. I would gush to my friends about him and watch #47 the entire game. Who cares about the score when you get to see John play, right? Yale lost, sadly, but John played so well. I am so proud of him! We were lame on Halloween night, but John was exhausted and deserved a night of rest. So, we ended the day by watching Beetlejuice (such a strange movie) and snuggling up with his siblings.

Now, I am typing this on a very bumpy plane and heading for Austin. I actually considered skipping my flight and going home another time… maybe next weekend? But, school and responsibilities await. Seeing John always makes me feel like I’m in a dream where everything is okay and I have nothing to do but be with him. I wish I could stay with him forever!