Posts tagged vienna.
My beautiful Karlskirche… my favorite building in a city filled with incredible architecture. Vienna, you’re a dream. My dream.
I’ve decided I want to get back into the blogging part of my blog. I get so much enjoyment out of blogs that just tell the stories of their own lives and here I am, reblogging shit just like anyone else on tumblr.
So here I am, in my normal, boring form. Home from studying abroad for almost a month and still dealing with the issues of readjustment. I wake up more often than I like almost in tears from the homesickness. I know I sound like one of those incredibly lame study abroad kids, but Vienna is and will forever be the most perfect place I have ever been. I live in San Diego most of the year, so I have little place to complain about. But Vienna… my heart aches for it every day.
The worst part, though, is what I wasn’t expecting at all. When I left the US in January, I was so afraid I wasn’t going to to make any friends. And what happened instead was that I found a family of people that I’ve come to love so deeply—and we’re spread out all over the country. I miss them. so. much, I’ve started to tear up just writing this.
All the texting and talking and skyping makes it easier. Long-distance friendships are making my understand why long-distance relationships don’t work.
“I wish I was there or you were here or we were together anywhere.”
It wasn’t just the apple strudel that made Vienna, Austria the world’s best place to live according to a Quality of Living survey by Mercer Consulting Group…
Vienna’s excellent infrastructure, safe streets and good public health service helped it top the list. The city, with its ornate buildings, public parks and extensive bicycle network, recently reduced the cost of its annual public transport ticket to 1 euro a day. Serious crime is rare among Vienna’s roughly 1.7 million inhabitants.
Photo: Jorg Greuel - Getty
Living a life filled with so many opportunities and blessings.
Vienna, you are going to be freezing. I’ve never seen snow before, and there is a good chance that I’m go to cry about the cold.
But you’re beautiful. And I can’t wait to meet you in less than 2 months. I can’t wait to dive into your history and learn my way around your streets.
Everyday is filled with blessings too numerous to count and that I nearly always take for granted. But today.. today was more than a blessing. Today was more than I could have ever hoped for. I’m living a beautiful life—here’s to a new adventure.