Nothing has affected me as much as my year abroad. In my third year at university I went to Lyon, France for a student exchange. I attended "L'université de lumière Lyon 2", traveled to some pretty incredible place, and met some amazing and life-long friends. That year is ingrained in my mind forever and continues to shape who I am today. It was tough coming back, and I must say that I don't think I ever fully "recovered"; the constant itch to get out and discover new things... the never-ending restlessness that urges you to move. Nevertheless, I wouldn't trade that year for anything and I strongly believe that every person should study abroad for at least a semester; it helps you grow and to discover who you truly are. For the first time in a long time I believe it's safe to say that I am content with my quiet life right now... and that contentment has taken me a LONG time to rediscover.
If I am to offer one piece of advice, that is to never regret the decisions you make; if you want to do something, go for it, because you never know when that opportunity will arise again.
Photo Credit: Pictures of me taken by Katrina
My Outfit Details:
Hat - Marshalls, but similar can be found here
Jacket - Thrifted
Sunglasses - Boutique in Toronto, but similar can be found here
Shirt - Purchases a long time ago in Lyon, France
Skirt - Zara
Shoes - Ardene for almost $1.50!!! Whaaaaaaaat!! (They will be a part of my sweeeeet Halloween costume)