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Stick to What I Know

In the realization that my trip to Europe is only 33 days away (!!!!), I’ve been doing an extreme amount of shopping to get more prepared. I’ve been needing to go shopping anyhow for summer clothes, and that just gave me the extra motivation to get off my butt and go.

There’s this secondhand store called Plato’s Closet and they only take name brand clothes that basically look brand new, all for a reasonable price. I was going to go with Becky, but she wanted to go with her sister and me and my mother wanted to go to the mall afterwards, so we planned to meet up there.

My mom and I got there earlier than they did, and I was pretty disappointed. I had been to one before, but a different store. I tried on a couple things but didn’t like them, so we moved on to the mall… just as Becky and her sister were getting there. xD

We hit a few more stores at the mall too, but again didn’t really find anything I liked. That’s one thing about clothes shopping that I don’t like, if I don’t find anything after a while I just get discouraged. I’ve been needing some new tennis shoes as well, but once again I didn’t find anything that I liked. So, we went to the store that we always go to, and always find something at: Kohl’s.

I think if it weren’t for Kohl’s, I would just walk around looking like a hobo, because they always have really cute clothes, for fairly decent prices (though my mom always gets amazing deals because she is part of their club or something… haha). In less than half an hour, we were in and out with some cute new clothes that I can’t wait to wear in France and Italy. 8)

Floral Pink Tube Top White Lace Skirt Green Shirt

I’ve never gotten a tube top before (featured in the first picture) but I really liked this one, and it’s pretty modest, so I got it. ^^

I guess the moral of the story is to stick to what you know. It could’ve save me a ton of time.




Becky was originally going to go on the trip, but she dropped out near the beginning because she realized she wouldn’t be able to pay the whole sume that it costs. Since there was an empty spot, I was talking to Madame about what they would do with that, and she said that she was going to try and find someone to fill the spot. My first thought was that Andrew could take it, but he’s going on a family vacation around the same time, so wasn’t available. I then immediately thought Becky.

For a while we weren’t sure if she was going to be able to do it. She needed her passport (we’re leaving in 36 days!!) and she would have to pay extra to have it expedited. She’d also have to raise her own spending money and pay some late fees for joining the trip; but other than that, the trip is completely free to her.

We just got the final say yesterday on whether she could go or not. She called me saying she got her passport (she originally had a doctor’s appointment, so she missed school) and that her parents were okay with it.

I’ve been blubbering with excitement ever since. I’ve always been pretty excited for the trip, but I’ve always had these little nagging worries in the back of my mind. I didn’t have any real close friends going, so I wasn’t exactly sure who I was going to hang out with specifically, and since I paid so much money to go, I wanted to have a good time. I also love to take pictures, tons and tons of pictures, and I like to take really silly and bizarre ones too, so that might be kind of awkward with the people that I’m hanging out with.

I don’t really know how else to describe them besides little petty worries about the trip, but now that Becky’s going, they’ve all just disappeared. I can’t believe I am going to Europe with her. I can’t freaking believe it. I’ve known her since I was in the second grade, we’ve been best friends since the sixth, and we are practically the same. We always think the same way about things, do quirky things the same; there’s pretty much no awkwardness. She’s pretty much everything you could ever want in a best friend. <3

It’s going to be so hard to focus on school now. I can’t wait til summer. I AM SO HAPPY!! :D