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as it comes to a close....

this summer has been filled to the brim with new experiences, new people, and lessons that i might not have learned without further ado... this is my summer in a recap in no particular order...

when new friendships are forged in a matter of minutes compared to others don't question it just go with it. it must be in the cards....

grand gestures are for movies only, and if you wait around for them, you might be waiting awhile

i need to travel want to travel more need to travel more

late night chats with friends keep your sanity

the guilt is not worth the fun

amores de lejos amores de pendejos

london stole my heart but i can forget paris

inadvertently i create crazyness around explained to me recently, i can no longer state "it's not me!"

sometimes the best evenings are spent on a porch with a glass of wine, good company, and conversation 

dresses in the el paso summer are a must

i look like a halloween costume version of myself with long hair

tattoos don't hurt as much as i thought they would (i know it depends on the place)

being able to say whatever you want to the person you're involved with, without having to sensor is a must

this pains me a little... but i don't know as much music as i thought i did...ouch....

i miss my friend family....yes, that is all of you in my old home of dallas....

surrounding myself with the right people, and taking away all the negative nancys makes a world of difference

fate fate fate fate....i don't care what anyone says i have too many examples of trying to fight the things that fate has in store for you.... just go with makes life simpler easier and more enjoyable...

over analyzing everything takes the fun out of it (i still have to catch myself) but going with the flow seems to be the way to go

having people believe in what you

meals that cost an arm but taste like heaven are much needed and best when shared with friends

i am not a waitress...but the good ones have all my respect in the world even more so now... i'm a retail girl

having someone spoil you when you aren't used to it... is strange and wonderful all at once...

green hotels are confusing...

i have a great sense of direction....that is no longer a secret

i have been told i am a good cook...shhhhh.....

its okay for people to see through the cracks sometimes...

and last but not least.....

when the craziness of this academic year is upon me and i am bogged down with things i can't even imagine right now, its this list and the people included here that will remind me not to lose my summer knowledge...


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Listas de Colombia

Number of hours spent traveling: 20
Days spent in Colombia: 29
Cazuela de frijoles comidas: 2
Tres Cordillera cervezas tomadas: 15
Shots of aguardiente shots I turned away: 6
Shots of aguardiente I couldn't turn away: 4
Veces que usé tenso equivocado en español: unknown
Ceviches I ate: 6
Days at the beach: 4
Micheladas: 10
Showers taken: 58
Sunblock application: 10
Usos de la palabra chevre: 5
People asked why I was a brown gringa: 4
Times I was offended by this: 0
Times people thought I was Colombian until I spoke: unknown
Apologies made on behalf of United States for Donald Trump: 1
Explanation of the El Paso/Juarez border: 5
Uso de la frase, "ese man": 20
Photos taken: 88
Veces que escuchú salsa: infinito
Ramen from Formosa restaurant eaten: 3
Max number of hours of speaking only Spanish before mouth and brain hurt: 4
New tattoo: 1
Book read: 1
Books started and left unfinished: 1
Reruns of CSI: Miami watched on AXN: 20
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