After three hectic days of adventure, asian food and sleep deprivation, my short weekend trip to Alabama came to an end. For those of you who don’t know, I lived in Alabama for the past four and a half years of my life. I moved there with my family after I graduated high school in 2012 and enrolled at the University of Alabama in the Spring of 2013 to pursue a degree in Journalism and Creative Media – yo, class of 2016.
Little did I know this place was going to become home and one of the most influential places in my life. Here I met some of my best friends and learned more than I ever imagined. I owe Tuscaloosa the best years of my life.
At first, I thought going back was going to be a little weird but in all honesty, the place didn’t change a bit. Everything was the same since I left in December – I guess five months isn’t a lot? I was happy I could see Konnor, his family, old friends and the places where I spent four years of my life laughing, crying, studying, sleeping, living.
On Thursday we had the chance to go to a Braves/Mets baseball game in Atlanta. Shortly afterwards, it started pouring and temperatures dropped to the low 40s. It was so cold my sister and I had to borrow a few jackets – and a poncho – to survive the trip. It turns out we only packed summer clothes because it’s supposed to be warm in Alabama in May, right?
On the other hand, many of you might be wondering why I decided to name this post ‘Lake Shore Drive’. Last week I went to the midnight premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 with my cousin. I ended up liking the movie and the soundtrack so much, I went to see it again when I was in Birmingham. Lake Shore Drive is the name of one of the songs in the soundtrack and it’s also the name of a well known street in Birmingham. I thought it was more than appropriate.
Later this week, I will upload the rest of the pictures I took during this trip – trust me, I have plenty more I want to show you guys. Meanwhile, I will go back to spend hours scrolling on the Zara website while I drink my sleepy time tea.