Do any of these headlines look familiar?
Of course they do, you godless industry murderers!
When us Millennials aren't eating avocado toast, drowning in student loans, or fantasizing about home ownership, we're cold-blooded killers. Forget everything you've heard about industries and social norms changing over time to adapt to consumer needs... we're straight up assassins.
Perhaps it's time we slow down our murderous rampage so we can reflect on our lack of affordable health insurance, or maybe, direct our hits to other behaviors or industries...
I'm 23, which many would argue is far too young to be looking back fondly on anything. By all standards, I'm barely an adult. A trial-adult, if you will.
So I'm gonna adopt the Homer Simpson model of perspective with this post, and tell you about the best four months of my life... so far.
I spent four months studying abroad in Prague, in case you somehow missed my zillion posts about it. I loved it so much. If I could hug the Czech Republic, I would.
There's a ton of stuff for me to unpack about my amazing experience, but I wanna get this somewhat obvious pointer out of the way first.
Not everyone can afford to study abroad. And it sucks.
The world is a cruel place, and if I had the means, I'd fund every single scholastic adventure. Unfortunately, experiences like these don't come cheap (but if you're curious, Eastern Europe and certain South American programs can be blessings to one's pocketbook. Give it a look if you haven't already. I originally planned for a semester in Italy, but Prague's low-cost barrier won me over, then the place itself won me over again.).
But if you can swing it, study abroad. Even if you don't think it's for you. Go all Nike/Shia LaBeouf and just do it.
about the author
Great hair, average personality.