woke up and went to the gym with soz and siv. we worked out for a bit and then went into the locker room area and I had no idea what to expect but it felt like I had walked through the gates of heaven. We took a shower and went into the sauna. Nude. So much nudity. The only time I’ve been in a sauna is at la fitness, fully clothed. After we sauna we all put on a mud mask and relaxed for a while and then took a shower again. Relaxed some more. I was so gottdamn happy then. At that moment. I feel like my soul has been aching for the kind of love and bonding I’m experiencing here with them. They are just like me. They are different than the rest of my family. My dad might move here to Germany. I hope he does. My cousins want to take me to Paris for the day. I hope we get to. I’m only five hours away. I had a Berliner for the first time yesterday. My eating habits aren’t fit for this place though. My cousins took me to McDonald’s for breakfast before the gym. I don’t know how to tell them that shit grosses me out without disrespecting them. My stomach isn’t happy, but I’m drinking tea and walking nonstop and honestly, this is my dream life. I’m so happy I am here. I have already learned so much in less than two days. The buildings here are so fuuuuucking beautiful. Europe is something else, man.
“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.”—Henry David Thoreau (via theunquotables)
THE REASON WOMEN DIDNT PAY FOR THEIR MEALS WAS BECAUSE THEY WEREN’T ALLOWED TO HAVE BANK ACCOUNTS AND WHEN WOMEN EARN THE SAME AS MEN THIS FORM OF “CHIVALRY” WILL MOST LIKELY END AS MANY COUPLES ALREADY SPLIT THE BILL OKAY CAN PEOPLE STOP USING THIS IN A DISCUSSION OF EQUALITY AND IM SORRY FOR CAPS LOCKS I WANTED TO STOP BUT IT WAS TOO LATE