I forgot to document a significant day.
Last week had been 1 year since I left home to live in Copenhagen, Denmark alone for a 5 month soul seeking, academically enriching journey.
A year ago I would have never shared this photo. I was so embarrassed by the way it turned out. I went abroad with expectations of having fabulous hipster photos taken of me drinking coffee in cafes, walking effortlessly around history, and this is what I got.
I remember being absolutely, 100% uncomfortable that day. I was trying to be something I wasn't yet.
My shirt is awkward, my bag was cheap and kept breaking, my hair was ungodly, I had the worst blisters from walking in new shoes that I thought I looked stupid in but I bought them because I thought they looked European...the list could go on forever.
I also spent $8 on that chai (sorry, Mom).
Regardless of the amount of ways I felt uncomfortable while taking this photo, I can look back now and realize, I was struggling. But I made it and I'm so thankful for such an amazing experience.
Skål to my time spent in København