Kimberly Nguyen | Exeter, England | Post 5

Kimberly Nguyen | Exeter, England | Post 5

 Featured Image: Throwback to my *very first* trip to Stonehenge. It seems like just yesterday I arrived in England with no luggage and no money, yet those first days have already become faded blurs in my memory, replaced by much better memories during my time here. I can’t wait to go home and I can’t bear to leave all at the same time. I have yet to pack up my room, and I have yet to finish my final assignments…

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Kimberly Nguyen | Exeter, England | Post 4

Kimberly Nguyen | Exeter, England | Post 4

Featured Image: My friends like this photo the most and sometimes you just have to trust your friends. “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ― Anaïs Nin You and your friends have been planning for this day since you’ve met. You’ve had your dress since October and you’ve been learning how to contour for a month. Your bronzer is new and so is…

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Kimberly Nguyen | Exeter, England | Post 3

Kimberly Nguyen | Exeter, England | Post 3

Featured Image: The sun setting on St. James’s Park. “These fragments I have shored against my ruins” -T.S. Eliot These past few weeks have gone by in a blur as winter begins to slowly creep in and settle.  The semester is beginning its downward descent towards an end.  I can feel everything, even the weather, reaching towards a finish line I pray never comes. I swear that nostalgia is a side effect of autumn because I have spent days wandering…

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Kimberly Nguyen | Exeter, England | Post 2

Kimberly Nguyen | Exeter, England | Post 2

Featured image: Finally made it to Stonehenge after finding a field of cows instead. “That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald My mother tried to teach me how to belong.  She taught me to compromise, to be silent to avoid conflict, to pick battles wisely or preferably not at all.  She said that sometimes we have to force…

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Kimberly Nguyen | Exeter, England | Post 1

Kimberly Nguyen | Exeter, England | Post 1

Featured image: This is a hidden view of Exeter.  It requires leaving Primark at the Guildhall the wrong way. “You will come away bruised. You will come away bruised but this will give you poetry.” -Yrsa Daley-Ward If you ever want to find out what you’re made of, book a flight to a foreign country and arrive with nothing. Put all the things that bring you comfort in your checked luggage and have your airline lose it.  This will make you…

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