I wasn’t alright. I’m not alright.

Writing

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Un millier de mots
"When I paint the world one color and only think in movements, everything is simple, and love is all I can feel and breathe and remember."
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The Kiss
"For once, my heart and mind agree. It's the sound of two souls molding into one."
White dress wishes
"Now, tears will still fall and minutes will pass by like hours, but I know I will never be alone."
Graphic by Savannah Christensen / North by Northwestern
tangled in the mangroves
The stare, / your pull back and chuckle. / The sun melting into corals and lilacs, / the waves pulling me in.
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Art is short and life is long
"I've already found a home that actually wants to be my home."
Masha Dolgoff
Drip, drip, drip
"Together, we are a structural abnormality, but apart we live at the extremes."
snow day
"There were so many unknown elements as an international student. The weather was the only change that I could quantify."
Photo by George Hodan. Licensed under Creative Commons
Remember me to you
"You might not remember now, but I know one day you will. I will make sure of that."
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Beware
"What is your core? What is the source of your fire? And what if it's the same as everyone else's?"
Photo by Amy Yang / North by Northwestern
the privilege of a sunrise
If my parents visit Chicago again, I want to show them the sunrise on Lake Michigan. This is the life your hard work has given me, I would tell them. It is beautiful and full of light.
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Sunset Lover
"Imagine if we gave the sun a name, what would you call her?"
Shades of Gold
Never is there nothing, for infinities live in White spaces
Rachel Hawley / North by Northwestern
Writing
"To anyone else, it'd sound like just another winter day in Chicago. But for us, the cold air had brought us closer together."
magnets colliding
If I type these words specifically for you and you happen to see them does that mean it's fate?

On The Blogs

This is not a study abroad blog
One student abroad reminisces on the NU days of packed schedules and time management stress, almost starting to miss being too busy.
This is not a study abroad blog
"Being far away from the U.S., we've had to negotiate our country's new reality without the support system or resources we would've had back on campus."
This is not a study abroad blog
A student abroad in Scotland passes the time until her return to Evanston listening to tunes that match her emotions.
This is not a study abroad blog
Though Emma is all the way in South Africa, she can't escape the effects of the American election.
This is not a study abroad blog
"College taught me how to rely on myself and how to spend time alone. Spain challenges me to do the opposite."
This is not a study abroad blog
Despite what it may seem from the beautifully crafted social media presence, studying abroad can be hard.
This is not a study abroad blog
When a sign in a bathroom stall reminds you that you miss your Evanston home a lot
This is not a study abroad blog
In another installation of this non-blog, a student shares how important health is when abroad, and how hard it can be when your health fails on you.