The hard part about college and often life is that you have to say goodbye to those you love most. However there is almost always an upside to goodbyes. For me the upside is traveling, and seeing the incredible places the world has to offer with the ones whom I love most.
No one mentally prepares you for saying goodbye to your best friends before you leave for college. If there is a book I could recommend I certainly would, but I just read the Dorm Room Diet by Daphne Oz...Truth be told it's pretty hard to say goodbyes to people who make your life brighter and bolder (Which I'm sure many of you know too well, I certainly do). Luckily I am a firm believer in the saying, "Absence makes the heart grow fonder" (Cliche, but definitely true). I spent the past few days in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania specifically at the University of Pittsburgh with one of my best pals Stephanie. Seeing Stephanie's integration and college life in this fascinating and diverse town has been such a blessing. Although her Christmas break was short, I got to start my 2015 with a new location and one of the best people I truly know.
Postcards/ Carnegie Museum of Art & Natural History/ Cathedral of Learning/ A Real Warhol!/ Decorative Art & Design/ Stephanie in Starbucks/ Hello Bistro Salad/ Austrian Room @ the Cathedral of Learning/ Me in the Austrian Room/ Waffallonia <3/ Crazy Mocha/ Steph in Crazy Mocha/ PPG Place/ Andy Warhol Bridge/ Me at the bridge/ Artsty photo of Steph at the Bridge/ Artsy photo of me/ Necessary Selfie/ Neutral Milk Hotel Quote/ Mick Jagger Screen Print Made at the Warhol Museum/ Me @ Mt. Washington/ Steph & I @ Mt. Washington/ Nicky's Thai Kitchen/ My First Pad Thai!/ Schenley Park Bridge/ Phipps Conservatory/ Steph & I @ Phipps
We did so much in Pittsburgh. Ventured out into new places, saw incredible art museums, ate at great restaurants, screamed at each other while playing Mario Kart 8, and endured the brutal Pittsburgh weather together. My photo diary skills are still getting there, how did I do? Fortunately I was introduced to the beautiful Sanjana Dayananda who took some insanely stellar photos of me at the Carnegie Museum of Art & Natural History in some of my favourite spots. Pittsburgh was such a treat I cannot wait to visit again!