Title reference: David Bowie, but I realized that some people might not get that, hence this…

Scrolling through Facebook the other day, I noticed that a lot of the juniors abroad are counting down the days until they are back in the States and back at K. This made me realize that my study abroad experience at K was concluding exactly a year ago. If you have read some of my past posts you will know that I studied abroad in Budapest, Hungary for five months.

So where am I now? Here is a list of things that have changed in my life in the past year:

– I decided that I want to go to grad school for Journalism, not a Ph.D. in Philosophy. (Subject to change)

– I have released 11/27 Index newspapers as Editor-in-Chief.

– I lived in Kalamazoo for a summer.

– I have been to Ann Arbor more in the past three months than I have in my entire life (Go State!).

– I realized that my true friends are the ones I studied abroad with and not the ones I live with (Except for my BFFL and former first-year roommate Shelby).

-I made a LinkedIn profile and am more active on Instagram.

– I’m really into Tyler, the Creator, and I still really hate the song “Hey Ho” or “Ho Hey” or whatever.

– I sprained my knee (again).

– I have a new car and her name is Sporty Spice.

– I bought a new hair dryer a couple weeks ago.

– I pay utility bills, and that is not a fun adult thing.

– I speak mainly English, not Hungarian or a mixture of the ten other languages we would speak on a regular basis in Europe.

– I dropped my psychology and French minors.


Here is a short list of some things that haven’t changed:

– My SIP is still not finished. (I started it in March 2012)

– Chris Latiolais, head of the Philosophy Department, is still teaching Existentialism and Film and always will, and he will never change the movie lineup.

– I have long, blonde hair and am extremely pale.

– I work for catering and give tours for Admissions.

– My credit card is still not paid off.

-The only software program that I ever use is Microsoft Word.

– Hunter Wellingtons are still haute on college campuses.