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Oops, I Forgot

Its Weird Being Back

Oops, I Forgot

Europe was a blast! It was the best semester I could've hoped for but in the process of enjoying I forgot some things about being home.

1.) People leave their stuff unattended. We were petrified in Europe to leave our stuff unattended anywhere, but back here in the USA that's not always the case. I had forgotten how often I'd just set my backpack down and go get food and it'd still be there when I came back. Its hard to stop being a little paranoid about where all my things are. I don't think I'll stop checking my pockets for another few months.

2.) People tend to leave the lights on when they're not in the room. I catch myself walking around my house turning off all the lights over and over again. I never really thought about it before. But after spending the semester with the constant reminder to turn off the lights its a little disconcerting to have them on.

3.) Texting. I actually thought I couldn't text my mom.....I could. It was really strange to all of a sudden land in the States and have my phone blow up with texts. And even weirder was answering them. I keep trying to message everyone on Facebook. And even weirder is receiving a call and realizing I should probably answer it.

4.) You can go to one store and get everything you need. Not that there aren't convenience stores in Europe, but they're just not the same. There's something relieving in walking into your local Walgreens and knowing where everything is.

5.) I forgot my license. After having to take care of myself and always having to have my purse on me I took advantage of mom paying for dinner. Unfortunately I forgot that in the States restaurants actually card you. after hulling around a practically useless drivers license for four months I didn't have it the one time I needed it. Needless to say it was a depressing moment. But I learned my lesson.

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