Love Abroad

Love Abroad

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Confessions of Finals Week

You know that feeling of when you are studying for a final that has material you don't understand at all? The anxiety and agony of thinking you are going to fail, and it keeps you up all night? Then you get to the class and the test isn't as hard as you thought it would be?

Yea that totally happened to me.

Now that I am winding down from my panic attack, I am about to start hardcore studying for my final tomorrow morning. Did I mention it's at 7:30 am? Yes I am serious, 7:30 AM! I can tell you are so jealous of me. 

The only thing that is getting me through this nightmare and last fall quarter of my life is knowing that I will be home tomorrow afternoon. I am pretty sure that most students studying are daydreaming of their upcoming return home, family vacation, or holidays. I know that at this point it is hard for me to care at all about how well I do on the test, I just want to be done. I want to finish and go home and forget this quarter ever happened (also forget our loss to Michigan). 

I also believe that I have packed way too much. I think I may have an accessorizing problem, or I am slowly becoming a hoarder. I am trying to tell myself that it's ok because I am packing for two different climates (but really it's not that ok). I guess I will let you decide. 

Wish me luck on my adventure with Bio 101 tomorrow morning. I sure will be needing it, after all, science isn't that cool. 

*QUICK UPDATE!- I got my final grade back from the test I took this morning. The one I was having a minor panic attack over. Yea well, I got an A. Now if only I can do that tomorrow!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Finals Week

I have been hard at work all weekend studying for finals...well trying to study.
I thought I would post a video that makes me feel a little bit better about my looming tests in the next few days. At least I have been attending class. 
Enjoy and good luck on finals to those who have them. 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Happy Thursday

Just gave an awesome presentation in class on Health Care in the U.S.
Here is an awesomely funny video we showed.
Enjoy and have a great Thursday!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

It's Time

So I guess I have been on a hiatus.....
But I'm hopefully back because I am fast approaching finals week and that means winter break is literally the light at the end of the tunnel.

I thought I would post some great videos that I have come upon today, literally one made me almost cry.
Seriously, ENJOY!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Only in Ohio

Today was full of news of a tragic event.

Last night in Zanesville, Ohio, an owner of 48 exotic animals committed sucide after letting all of these animals loose. This is a smal rural town in Ohio, and is not any kind of place for these exotic animals.

These animals were reported last night to the sheriff's office after being sighted traveling towards the Interstate 70. (Don't worry, I'm about an hour away from Zanesville right now)

I am upset with the situation because they had to kill a majority of the animals. I know that these animals were not taken care of properly in the first place, but now they are dead because of this selfish man. I don't mean to start debates, but I just love animals.

I just watched a press coference streaming live, and the police were not happy with having to kill the animals, which makes me a feel a little bit better. The police chief said that it was senseless for them to have to kill these animals, but it was just in protection of the citizens.

I totally agree with the protection of the community, I know if I were living in Zanesville right now I would totally be scared to leave my house. This still doesn't change my feeling about how the animals were taken care of. They even had the famous Jack Hanna at the scene trying to help out with rounding up the animals and he is an expert. I just think there could have been a better solution, but who I am to criticize the police trying to do their job.

I think the police were in the right trying to protect and do they best they could, I am just sad that we lost these amazing animals, for no really good reason.

Here is more on the situation and where I got some of my info from More Info on Exotic Animals in Ohio

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Welcome Home Gilad

What a wonderful day in Israel! Gilad Shalit is finally home where he belongs.

Shalit was captured at the young age of 19 by Hamas. He has been in captivity for 5 years and finally was set free today.

When he was captured I didn't really know anything about it. I wasn't very into worldly things, being my high school self. I was into hanging with friends, and going to movies. I had no idea this was going on.

When my attention was brought to Gilad, I was here in college. People at Hillel wore buttons saying "Free Gilad". I still knew little about him or what happened. Then last winter, my eyes were opened to the whole situation.

The boyfriend and I were accepted on a Birthright trip. This is a free trip for Jews, over 18, who have never been to Israel. This trip is very competitive and you're lucky to get on the wait list. It was my second time applying and we both got on the trip together.

January 3rd, 2011, we both met our group at the Newark, NJ airport and flew out to Israel. This trip was a once and a lifetime trip that has truly affected and changed my life. I have become more religious and invested in Israel. We stopped in every major city to see the sights, and on one of those stops was a tent in Jerusalem. This tent was set up by Gilad's family, friends and supporters, working around the clock to try to get him home. Finally the reality of the situation hit me.

Even though this wonderful thing happened, this isn't over yet. "On this day, all of us are united in happiness and pain" said Ben Netanyahu. In order for this to happen, Israel had to pay a big price. In order to get Gilad back, Israel had to release their Palestinian prisoners back to the West Bank.

To read more about where I got my info from check out this article from the NY Times: Gilad Shalit

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

So Many Shows, Not Enough Time

Fall is definitely my favorite time of year. Not just because the trees are a beautiful color, or that it's perfect sweatshirt weather. I love it because all of my favorite shows return and also new shows I can procrastinate my homework with.

You can call me an avid TV observer.

I may not like all the critically acclaimed shows or the most brilliantly written shows, but that doesn't matter to me. I like just being in a different world for a bit. Since I have too many shows that I want to talk about, I have decided to split it up in a few posts. Each post will have a new show and an old show.

The first show I would like to highlight is my new favorite, New Girl. This quirky, fun and slightly awkward comedy has stolen my heart. I love this show so much, I wish it was an hour long. The main character is a bubbly girl, Jess, played by Zooey Deschanel. The pilot kicked off with Jess finding her boyfriend cheating on her. She then needs a new place to live, leading us to meet the three supporting men. Nick, Schmidt and Winston. The men are reluctant to let her move in, but inevitably, she does. We then watch in the first three episodes Jess getting over her boyfriend, and helping the men get past their problems. Even though there has only been three episodes, I have so much fun watching. I look forward to the awkward moments and the comedy they can make out of ordinary everyday moments. It has a bit of a Modern Family feel, without the family part. I would recommend this show to anyone who needs a new "light" show. Guys would even like this show too, and as proof the boyfriend now watches this show too.

My old show that I would like to share is How I Met Your Mother. I must admit that I didn't start watching this show from the day it started. Its been on for 6 seasons and I hadn't even thought about watching it. When I was visiting the Boyfriend, he convinced me to start watching. We started from the beginning and I was hooked. This show is smart and funny and I never get tired of the reruns. So last spring I caught up and was ready for season 7 this fall. The show has five main characters: Lily, Marshall, Ted, Barney and Robin. They are all best friends living in New York who meet at their usual bar (kinda like the show Friends). Basically we are trying to figure out who the mother of Ted's kids are. We see these kids a few times, with a voiceover (Bob Saget) telling them all about his life prior to meeting their mother. Then it flashes to the five characters living out his story for the episode. Every episode is an adventure to me. I love the element of trying to figure out who the mother is and when we will meet her. I also love that every season they only give a little bit of information about her, or how he met her. If you want smart and funny, this show is for you. The only thing is you have to watch from the very first episode, or else you won't understand.

Seriously check these shows out, I really don't think you'll be sorry.

New Girl is on Tuesday's on Fox at 9pm
HIMYM is on Monday's on CBS at 8pm

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


I have decided to join PRSSA. This is a great professional club for people pursuing PR. Since I fall into this category, I decided it would be a good resume builder and a great way to network. Also to see what lays ahead for me once I graduate.

Graduation is seeming more and more scary by the day. I realize that it is only fall quarter but, seriously it's my last fall quarter at The Ohio State University. CRAZY! I can't believe I'm a senior already, I feel like I just graduated high school last spring. Also when did I turn 21? 

So as I creep closer to June 2012, I am trying to do everything I can to get a job right out of college. I know I want to do something in PR, but I have no idea where I want to do such profession. I know this may come as a shock, but I will most likely be moving to Toronto after graduation to live closer to the boyfriend. I have no doubt that he will find a job (he is a computer science major, smarty pants I know). I am nervous about me finding one, the PR job market is tough to break into. I know it's all about who you know. I am counting on PRSSA to help me make these connections and beef up my resume. I can't wait for all the advice and help I know I will get from it.

If you are a PR student or looking at potentially being one, this organization will help you get where you are going. I highly recommend you getting this experience and getting involved. Here is the website if you are interested, PRSSA Site.

If you have any advice on the PR world that would like to share, I am more than happy to listen!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Last week was a horrendous week. Everything that could have gone wrong went wrong. As I told you, my TV wasn't working, I got caught in the rain more than once, and then to put the cherry on top of it all, my computer died. As Chris from Parks and Rec would say, it LITERALLY died. Not only did it just die, it died right before my two last classes and my 2 1/2 hour drive home to Cleveland. I was in a panic, I never really realized how much of my life is on my computer. I decided to skip my last class of the day to visit the Apple store and get this problem resolved. Even though my AppleCare had expired, they still agreed to fix my problem for free. The woman who helped me told me that my logic board had failed. As quoted by my boyfriend "That makes perfect sense," but to me I had no idea what that was. All I knew was that it made my computer work, when it wasn't failing.
Seriously this thing cost's $500?

The next part is a huge long story that involves me crying, and not being sure I would make it home for the High Holidays. So I will save you some details and just tell you the basic outline. I had to take it to a data recovery place. They also fixed Apple products, which helped me in the end. They would have needed to keep my computer over night to get all the data off of it, but I was leaving for home in about 2 hours. There was no way I could leave it over night and wait till Saturday to take it back to Apple. So as I said, long story short. They called Apple, got the AppleCare number from them, ordered the part, fixed my computer, and no data was lost! All and all I am happy, and more happy that I didn't have to go to class without it or pay for it.

For a happy ending, I was able to make it home for Rosh Hashanah. My mom had made home made matzah ball soup, brisket and her awesome apple cake, just for me. Now you can understand why I would have been so devastated to not be able to make it home.

I must thank Apple. Most of the time they don't really help people out, from what I have heard. If they hadn't done it for free, it would have costed me $500-ish. That was not something I could afford. Who knew a logic board would cost so much?

Also a huge thank you to Elan Technologies. They were willing to work with a crying girl and made my computer work again. Really I can't even thank them enough. Maybe some brownies will do the trick?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Back to School

Blog written from the Ohio State Thompson Library, Berry Cafe
I haven't written a blog in a long time, and I must apologize. I just moved into my new apartment about a week ago and I am now adjusting to my class schedule. I am hoping to remember to take pictures of my new place to put up, it's very cute.

Things have been going well here at Ohio State, other than not having rain boots right now, and it has rained maybe 4 out of the 5 days I have had class. I'll let you picture that for yourself. I have a pretty full class load, but I am not that worried about the level of difficulty. I am in Bio 101, yes me a senior in Bio 101. I have been putting it off for a few years now, and I need it to graduate. I'm not great at science, but it is a non bio majors science class. The only problem I have with the class, is all the Freshmen. Not that I don't like Freshmen, but they literally have no idea how college works fall quarter. This class consists of trying to help these newbies adjust into a big lecture. This is all fine for them, but that was so 3 years ago for me.

Ohio State is a gigantic campus. As quoted by my boyfriend "this place is huge, it just goes everywhere". Yes it does go just about everywhere. Here is the full size map to see close up. Just when I thought that my classes couldn't get any farther away from where I live, I got a class in Parks Hall. As quoted by me, "Where the hell is Parks Hall?" This building is literally the farthest building you can have class. It is located on Medical Campus, but the other side of the campus. It's about a 30 minute bike ride from my apartment. The first time this class was going to be, was last Thursday. I got on my bike and rode all the way out there, just to find no one there, and there were 5 minutes till the class started. Two others showed up and we looked online that the professor had canceled the class for the week. I was livid, she didn't email anyone she just put it up on the school site. No one really checks that before class starts, and if you do, I am judging you and I think you are an overachiever.
You can also click on this to see it bigger. 

So those are my dramatic tales from the first week back. The only other thing that happened was my remote decided to stop turning my TV on and off, or the volume up and down. I probably called Time Warner about 20 times yesterday. If you are reading and know how to fix this, or you go to Ohio State and want to help me for real, leave me comment.

I want to end on a good note, so in better news, I got a new job. I am officially working at Cuzzins, located in Lane Shopping Center. I love this frozen yogurt place and I am getting paid above minimum wage. This is such a better option for me than my bakery job I had last year. That is another story for another day. If you live in the Columbus area and know where Lane Ave. is, come visit me!

I hope everyone's week is fantastic and you enjoy my stories. Hopefully next week I'll have pictures of my apartment.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Yoda Dakota

I haven't blogged in awhile, and I am truly sorry for that. I have just been so busy with my job and internship.

Since I have no cool or fun stories to tell, I wanted to share with you (mostly dog lovers) some pictures from my last visit in Toronto. The Boyfriend and I were asked to puppy sit for a night by some family friends. We gladly accepted since we both love dogs (actually I love them more, but whatever). This dog is the cutest puppy I have ever seen. His name is Yoda and is a fluff ball of energy and love. I really didn't want to give him back to his parents at the end of the night.

So here are some pictures from The Boyfriend and I's night with Yoda. Enjoy!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Buckeye Football

As I have advertised in my "about me" section, I love The Ohio State University. Not just because I am currently a student there, but because I have been brainwashed by my parents since day one to love the school and the football team. No matter what has happened to the university, we have stuck by them. This is no different today. No matter all the crazy events and resignations, I still love my team. All summer at my internship I have been meeting new people, with this comes introducing yourself and what school you go to. Every time the words "Ohio State" slip out, people's faces immediately change. Some look confused or in pain. Then the same two phrases come out, "Oh, well how is that going to be?" or "That's great, but what about that football team?". All questions that don't need to be answered, because in my opinion they should already know the answer. If you think that for one second I would not support my football team, because of 5 people's mistakes, you are very very wrong. I tell everyone the same thing, I am done talking about the subject, and if you were a true buckeye, through and through, you would support them this year and help them into the next (hopefully) few dark years. I have a video here for all of you die hard Buckeye fans like me. I am truly excited for this season, I cannot wait to see how well we can do without our past heroes. Enjoy the video, and please no hating about the Bucks here, this is a no hate zone.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Arrested Development

This week is my "vacation". I am currently in Toronto visiting the boyfriend, and my days so far have consisted of laying by the pool, reading and maybe a movie here or there. We have also revisited one of our favorite shows, Arrested Development. The show was only on for 3 seasons, and was one of the funniest shows I have ever seen. They are supposed to be making am movie, but we haven't heard much about it. So in light of this rediscovery, here are some funny clips to maybe get you interested in watching the awesome 3 seasons on netflix. Enjoy!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Cute, Cute, Cute and More Cute

 I decided to take breaks from blogging for the weekends. Mostly because otherwise I would have nothing to talk about, or find, so this gives me some time to do things. Today is the exception. I was just browsing and found this video of this dog. Although it is like 5 seconds long, its still cute. So for all you dog lovers, like me, I found some of my favorite dog videos. (also I threw in my all time favorite cat video as well) Happy Lazy Sunday and Enjoy! (and if you don't I know my mother appreciate this).
P.S.- Props to my awesomely smart boyfriend, who helped me make these videos centered. Thanks Boyfriend! (someday he'll teach me his ways of html greatness)

Friday, August 12, 2011

Sara Bareilles

On Tuesday I was given free tickets to go to one of my favorite artist's concert. I wanted to go when she was in Columbus in May, but I had too much work to do and couldn't go. I was determined to go this time, and sure enough, I got really lucky and scored tickets. I had a wonderful time and enjoyed every second. She is amazing live, even better than her cd, at least in my opinion. She loves to have fun on stage and interact with the audience, which makes it a better atmosphere all around. As I mentioned in my last post, I do seriously want to be her. It may be creepy, but what the hell I don't care. So as promised I am going to give you the awesome pictures and some videos from my time at the Sara Bareilles concert. Enjoy! (The pictures are not amazing quality, but I don't have a fancy scmancy camera)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Internship Saga: Part Five

I am back with yet another tale from the the Q104/WDOK station. This week I have been very busy and have a lot to share with you. On Monday, Nancy and I went to the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter. We filmed yet again, and I edited the video together yesterday.

Last night I had the chance to go to the Sara Bareilles concert, which was AMAZING. She is fantastic live and interacts with the audience a ton. I really enjoyed the concert and I have decided I want to be her, she is so great. (creepy? maybe, but seriously I love her)

Since I have so much to share, I will share the shelter video first then tomorrow I promise I will share my awesome concert experience. I would share both with you today, but I haven't uploaded my pictures yet, so that's a no go. Until then, enjoy the video and look at all the cute puppies!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Italian Egg Rolls??

You might think that is an oxymoron; it is anything but that. These delicious rolls were made for me today by the lovely Nancy Alden. She had made them over the weekend for a vegetarian friend. They are stuffed with spinach and parmesan cheese. Honestly I don't try much because I am such a picky eater, but these I tried and loved. So if you are looking for something easy and delicious, or even if you need something for a vegetarian these are for you!
This is the link to Nancy's blog on the WDOK webiste, she gives you the recipe and instructions. Also there is a picture of me modeling the rolls (a radio star and a model...can you say famous?!)  Enjoy!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Internship Saga: Part Four

Today I edited another great piece for WDOK. Nancy and I went to the Cleveland APL yesterday to do a spotlight on two animals. This video, along with the other one I did, will be featured on the WDOK website. These spotlights are to try to get people out to the APL and pick up these two animals, or any others they see in the video. I had a great time going to the APL, I wanted to take home every single animal I looked at. Today I put together the video and I was on a deadline, so Nancy told me rough editing. There were a lot more things I would have done, but I did the best with what I was given. I wanted to share the finished product with you all. So here it is, I hope you enjoy and maybe even go adopt an animal!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Great Albums

I have to talk about these two amazing albums I have recently downloaded. A post or two ago I posted a video for the song "Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster The People. I liked it so much that I downloaded the whole album called "Torches". The band first called itself Foster and The People, named after Mark Foster, the lead singer. People misheard it and began calling them Foster The People. It took to meaning nurturing the people, so they kept the name. I have been searching for good new music, something different, this was my answer. I have been listening to "Torches" on repeat, it is so good. The songs are contagious. I would recommend this album to anyone, well anyone who is into the Indie scene.

Another album that I would also recommend is "Young Love" by Mat Kearney. I have always loved Mat even though his music hasn't gotten very popular. He does have a good following and it has gotten his music featured on many tv shows like Grey's Anatomy, One Tree Hill, and Scrubs. He has a unique sound. On his earlier albums, he mixed his singer songwriter sounds with some low-key rhymes. I loved that he sounded like other singers I liked, but with his own twist. His new album is just as good, actually even better in my eyes than his last.

If you are looking for new music, try these two amazing albums. I am sure glad I did, because I was in need for great summer music! I have the videos to a couple of their songs, take a look and Enjoy!
**UPDATE: I posted Mat's new video for "Hey Mama" also a great song!**

"Call It What You Want" Foster The People

"Chasing The Light" Mat Kearney
"Hey Mama"

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Internship Saga: Part Three

My latest project at the station has been for WDOK. I filmed my lovely mother about pet finance tips for the website. WDOK does a lot of work for the APL. I then spent yesterday and today editing it and finalizing it. I would love to show you the finished product. It may just be a bunch of Vet nonsense, but my editing skills have not faded after 6 years! Enjoy!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Pumped Up Kicks

Today I actually got to be on the radio, very impromptu. It turns out I don't have a radio voice, it's OK, no dreams were shattered.
I actually wanted to share this amazing song with you. I am currently loving this song and cannot get enough of it. It's called "Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster The People. Hope you enjoy as much as I do.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Internship Saga: Part Two

I have finally started to like my internship, but not just like, LOVE. I have been having a blast the past few events and I even got a mini "intern promotion". By total chance I met a radio DJ at an event I was doing and we got to talking.  She offered me a chance to do her social media stuff during her show. I jumped on it cause it sounded right up my alley. Today was my second day on the job and I am already a star...well kinda. I got to record a commercial for the radio that will be airing this coming monday. I am totally stoked and ready to be listening to the radio all day. I also got the chance to be the star of Nancy Alden's (the DJ) craft of the month spot. I gave her my idea from the letters I made and I got to be in her video explaining it. I decided that you all should see it, so here it is, Enjoy my stardom!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Summer Crafting


This past year I had to make a bunch of crafting things for my sorority. At first I thought it was a hassle, but when I started painting and crafting my mind changed. So this summer I thought that I would pick up some crafting things and occupy myself in my down time. I chose to paint wooden letters of my name to hang in my room, in my apartment next year. I thought it would be a great thing to show on here to everyone.

Just blobs

The finished product!
I had hoped this project would last me a week or so, but I finished in about 3 days. Now I am no artist, I can just be creative and copy off of things I see. That is the extent of my artistic-ness. Now that I am done, I am moving on to my next project. It is a wooden step stool that I made back in middle school for wood shop. Obviously it was not my choice to take this class, nor was it to make the stool. I found the stool after cleaning out my room when I came home for the summer. I was about to throw it away but now I have different plans. Once I have made progress I will update on the stool. 

Happy Summer Crafting Everyone!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Honorary Canadian

Happy Canada Day!

I decided to write a little about the special day, because I have many friends who are actually Canadian. I know hard to believe that an Ohio girl from a small town is friends with so many Canadians. I would love to say that I had a wild trip at Niagara Falls and met all these fine people, but I have no such story. My story is that I met them at summer camp. We all attended Goldman Union Camp Institute for a number of years and became friends when we were staff. I have even been dating one for about 2 and half years now.

Throughout the past two years I have been visiting Canada pretty frequently. On my latest visit the boyfriend and I (mostly me) decided that I was an honorary Canadian. I decided this because I have been there so many times and have even made the crazy decision to move there after I graduate. I believe that with all of my time spent exploring Toronto, I am ready to become this honorary Canadian. I don't know if everyone, even the rest of my Canadian friends believe this, but I think I'm ready to take this title.

So today, I will be wearing my Canada Day shirt the boyfriend's mother got for me last summer. I will be dreaming of being in Toronto exploring more of the Kensington market, the Eaton Center and even the CN tower. I'll also be thinking about the next time I'll be visiting my Canadian friends. I hope all of you enjoy today and try considering me as your honorary Canadian.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Internship Saga

Currently at Ohio State I am a communications student. I am fast approaching my last year there and I am quite nervous, to say the least. I have no idea what or where I want to go with my career and lately this seems to be the hot topic with my family and boyfriend. I am getting pretty overwhelmed with the whole concept of growing up and getting a job. Well really just getting a job, I may never really grow up. As I mull over the job options that are in my future, I have an internship this summer that will hopefully help me get one step closer to finding my true calling. 

I am currently interning at Q104. This is one of the most popular and biggest radio stations in Cleveland. My job is pretty simple, I show up to events, help set up and then put on that big PR smile. I must say that I haven't had that much fun yet. I know I shouldn't complain or judge much, I have only worked two events so far. These events have been at home appliance stores in the middle of no where. I must say, if you have never ventured out to the cities of Brunswick and Elyria, don't bother. 

These two events I have helped at are using the Mega Money Machine. I know sounds kinda fun right, not totally. Its a slot machine, just with prizes instead of coins or lotto tickets. Basically people pull the lever and see what they get, everyone wins something. They all hope they win the big money which is $102,000. In a sense, its like vegas just without the vegas part. 

The part that really blows my mind about this whole event, is that this Mega Money Machine has followers. When I say followers, we usually call them regulars. At my first event, my team leaders told me all about these unique people. They listen to the radio to find out where and when our MMM events are going to be held. These people literally go where ever this MMM goes, even if it is two hours away from them. When I was informed about the regulars, I didn't believe it, but today I was forced to believe. I saw almost all of the same people I saw a week ago. They all come up to the machine the same way. They say "Give me the big money," and I smile at them thinking to myself about how crazy they are to do this once or twice a week. When they don't get the big prize they sigh and take what they are given. In a way I sort of feel bad for them, they try and try, and still they haven't won what they came there for. I hope that when I update next about this internship it won't just be about the regulars. 

I am excited for the things to come, I am scheduled to work at the Britney Spears, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift concerts. Hopefully since it won't be with the Mega Money Machine, I will be meeting a different crowd. I know I am just an intern and I need the experience, I will try not to complain much. Hopefully my summer gets better and I start enjoying what I am doing. 

Thursday, March 31, 2011


It is the end of March and while most people my age are almost done for the school year, I am back at school for my last quarter of the year. When I returned back to my house, at school, I saw how many people went away to somewhere way warmer than Columbus, well Ohio in general. I too, went away for Spring Break but no where warm. I went to the wonderful city of Toronto. I decided my week of no classes was best spent with the boyfriend. Although he was still in school it was still a great way to spend time together, which is something we don't get a lot of. Being in a long distance relationship is harder than what the movie "Going The Distance" shows us. Its complicated, hard, tiring, time consuming, painful and scary.

I never thought that when I met that "person", I would be in a long distance relationship with them. I always thought I would come to college here at Ohio State, and meet a fellow buckeye. I thought we would have the normal relationship that my parents had when they were here. As a couple we could do lot of things together like the Library, homework, dinner and lunch, walk home and even hang out on the weekends. I believed that we would do all these things together and live happily ever after. This is definitely not the case with the relationship I have now. 

The boyfriend and I constantly have to work and fight to have that wonderful relationship I always dreamed of. We constantly talk and try to figure out when we are going to see each other next. People ask me all the time how I do this. Every time I answer with something simple. I say that I just do it. But truthfully it is nothing that simple and I don't just do it. It takes a lot to keep to doing this and every day gets harder. 

Last year we would maybe see each other every few months or so and that wasn't that bad to me then. Now looking back and knowing we spent so many months apart I don't know how I did it. This year we have been trying to see each other once a month and it has been going very well, but I can barely get through the 3 or so weeks I have to wait to see him next. I have never been like this about someone before and for awhile I didn't know why I was like this. Why I could barely concentrate on school work and just life here at OSU. After months of going through this I finally figured it out. 

This past summer the boyfriend and I spent the summer working together at camp. After camp was over I went and spent a week with him and his family in Toronto. We had just come from a place where we could only see each other at night and never really got to hang out by ourselves. So this week we had together was bliss. We could spend the whole week together, just us. When the week was over and I returned back to Cleveland I was devastated. I cried for 2 days straight and I couldn't stop. I admit it I am very emotional but I had never been this way before. I didn't know why I couldn't stop and I didn't know what to do. Then this past winter break I went to spend a week in Florida with him and his family,  and shortly after we went to Israel together on Birthright for 2 weeks. When the trip was over and we were back in Newark, NJ airport, we had to say our goodbyes. I was a mess and I didn't want to let him even go to his gate. I again couldn't stop crying. 

These instances made me think about us and our relationship. I kept thinking why would I keep putting myself through this pain every time I said goodbye? I knew I kept doing this because simply I can't imagine my life without him. He is my best friend and my boyfriend. He has been there through good and bad. He has seen me at my craziest moments and he still loves me. If we didn't keep fighting and working to be together, then I wouldn't have this amazing person in my life. 

So for now I will take this skype and bbm based relationship. Even though it is hard and I seem to always complain to him about it (sorry boyfriend). I will settle for this long distance because the person on the other side of this is totally worth everything.