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How did you feel when you read the title of this blog post? Confused? Concerned? Five months ago, I would have felt perplexed by a person’s description of their study abroad as “empty.” Isn’t the exchange experience supposed to be exploding with excitement and constant plans? For some students, that concentrated activity is exactly what they need to fuel their soul.
As a person who had a solid Google Calendar for the last two years, existing in the space between very few colored appointment blocks has been a privilege. Thanks to guidance from my free-spirit exchange buddy, Cora, I discovered that when you leave days unplanned, accomplishments are still made and magic fills the emptiness.
The following photos represent some unplanned magic I have accomplished in the free spaces. Continue reading “Living in the Emptiness”