Outtake from Elle’s Vogue UK photoshoot
So it’s technically the morning of the cruise and I just drove Hot Pie up and down Woodward for the last time.
This weekend three years ago I packed my backpack with new-kid jittery hands and resented switching schools away from my best friends in the middle of my high school career. Two years ago I dreaded navigating the halls with my rolling backpack and the reputation of “that kid with back issues.” Last year I panicked with the looming prospect of IB’s worst semester on top of college apps and an extended essay. And this year I find myself, once again, with new-kid jitters and the dread of leaving my best friends.
The other three years turned out just fine—in fact, looking back on it, each new semester brought many more happy memories than sad. My friends and I formed a team against our hurdles and helped one another conquer each one. I’m sure that this fall will bring just as many incredible opportunities and experiences as the previous three. But tonight I found myself at the end of the best summer of my life, driving away from the best people I’ve ever met. I just can’t help but wonder what’s next.
People always say that college is the most fun you’ll ever have, where you find your people. I think I’ve already found mine, though, and three years will never be enough time.
Of course the day I’m moving in, I stumble on this. No need for more words on my part. I love you so much, Laura! Bangerz forever.
Frances E. Kendall, Understanding White Privilege. (via sukoot)
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1. My favorite book character is Sara Crewe from A Little Princess. Aspirations.
2. Confession: I’ve never read the Harry Potter books. Or seen the movies, except for a few that I don’t remember.
3. I luvvvvv smoothies and when I’m done writing this I’m going to whip up some strawberry banana deliciousness. Mmmmm
4. I love Wes Anderson movies, but if you read my blog you probably already know that. What’s more interesting is that mostly everyone I love the most, both friends and family and even people I meet and think are cool, has seen the Grand Budapest Hotel. Illuminati? You never know…
5. My computer background is of the rock outside my school that my friends hijacked one night and painted silver with “Bangerz” written in hot pink cursive