I'm not a very social person.
|I found Cinnamon Toast Crunch in the Czech Republic|
My first month in Prague, I saw my fellow CEA Americans whenever I wasn't busy with theatre (which I was most of the time). After a month of show after show, I finally have time in my life to be social. Yet every time I try to be, I find myself wishing I was in bed instead of running around town at two in the morning.
|Tea, Earl Grey|
(Just kidding, it's green tea)
You can change your location, but you can't change yourself over night.
No doubt I've changed, but I haven't swapped personalities simply because I'm in the Czech Republic. I still prefer going to the store by myself, taking walks at my own pace, and staying in most nights. And you know what? That's okay. I'm still experiencing Prague. I've met countless people through theatre and my internship. It's not as if I've shut myself in an anti-cultural bubble. I've just chosen how I'd rather spend my time and it happens to be different from the other study abroad students. Don't worry, I'm going to be social this weekend. Some friends and I are celebrating the fourth of July with a Brewery Tour and a picnic.
|Frozen pizza here is actually delicious|
|My sister had to explain that making baked beans|
does not just consist of putting the can of beans in the oven...
Despite spending most of this week in bed recovering from STILL being sick (two weeks now, I swear the lymph nodes in my neck are going to explode), it's been a good week. I've successfully learned to make food with literally nothing (a skill all college kids need), I've stopped having mental breakdowns at the store when I can't find anything I'm looking for (because it's all in Czech or they just don't have it). I had fried food today for the first time in a long time and remembered why I prefer fresh food to fast food (at least one meal a day for me consists of delicious, fresh fruit now, a luxury Maryville College's meal plan didn't give me).
I wish I had more to tell you but unless economics homework and a recipe for baked beans is interesting to you, I haven't had a very exciting week. But that's okay. Not every week has to be filled with crazy stories. This week, I finally began really settling in. It seems silly, seeing as I've been here for a month, But life is finally starting to feel cozy here.