Dear Vienna.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Today I am missing a place that I kind of consider my second home.
I miss Frau Millers home cooked Viennese meals.
I miss the Schonebrunn palace.
I miss the Monks that I met from Thailand.
I miss the 45 min bus/subway ride that I took to school everyday.
I miss seeing the Opera house right outside my classroom window.
I miss taking weekend trips to Prague, Roma, and Dorfgastein.
I miss afternoons of nothing, but exploring and taking pictures.
Believe it or not, I even miss the German.
But most of all I miss spending everyday with all of these people that I truly grew to love over the summer.

It is crazy because now that we are home life is moving on. People are graduating from college, getting married, and moving away.

Maybe that was one of the nicest things about the whole experience. No cell phones. Hardly any internet. Just you and you 16 friends trying to soak up as much culture as you possibly could while trying to have as many experiences as possible. Your whole life just kind of stopped. At least mine did.

I am so thankful for the experience that I had this summer.
I am thankful everyday that this lady was my roommate. {Where would I be without her?!}
I am thankful for the generous people that allowed me to have that opportunity.
I am thankful that I was able to travel the world.
I thankful that I was able to make some of the best friends that I have ever had.
Am I allowed to be all cheesy right now and say that this changed my life?
Ok, well it did.
I know I can never have that same experience again. Things are different. I am different. But that doesn't mean I can't miss it.

Thank you Vienna {and friends} for making me who I am today.
Miss you.



  1. Oh goodness, I am about to burst into tears. I miss it too!

  2. I feel the same exact way about my Spain study abroad. It's almost impossible to describe the experience. Thank you, study abroads.