Why I Can’t Wait to Go Back “Out West”

I never thought I’d see the day when I’d say that I can’t wait to get my ass back on Alberta soil. I never thought I’d miss it this much. Perhaps its because it was my home for five years and I did so much growing there. I fell in love with people, and places and food. Especially the food.

Because I’m super busy preparing for vacation and making sure all my work is up to date before I leave, I have resorted to another of my beloved listicles, not to be confused with testicles (but those aren’t so bad either in the right context).

– Sarah, Megan, Monica, Alisha and Tracey. You know the amazing ladies I’m friends with cause I chose em, not cause I grew up with them.

– Sarah’s Bachelorette. Its going to be an amazing time. Or at least it better be. And oh what a relief it will be to have it over. Planning these things from so far away has been a challenge.

– Ikea, West Edmonton Mall, South Edmonton Commons. Bring on the shopping. I can hear my momma’s credit card shwiping already.

– Taco Bell. Seriously, there isn’t a single one in Newfoundland. I feel deprived of its yumminess and cheapness. Do. Not. Judge. Me. Capeesh?

– Decorating for Sarah’s Wedding. Yeah. Thats a total lie. I wish I could snap my fingers and it would be done. But, I am happy I get to share the experience with her. I’ll let you know if I’m still happy about it after its all said and done.

– Girls nights. They’re always a shit show and its been way too long.

– Mr. Mike’s, because seriously I think I miss this place the most. They have by far the best burgers ever, and I love their stir fry, and spinach dip and calamari. And shit, I’m getting hungry just thinking about it.

– Drinks on patios. My number one favorite summery thing to do.

– Champagne. Le duh.

– And last but not least, the not having to go to work. Obviously.

Cannot Sit Still

– Wine. And the fact that its cheaper than pop. Which I feel will justify walking the streets slightly tipsy.

– The bread. I love it. Can’t wait to get my hands on it.

– Pastries. Hellloooo heaven.

– The architecture.

– The language.

– The culture.

– The shopping.

– The fashion.

– Having a reason to use my beautiful umbrella. Might jinx myself and actually get rain because of this one.

– Visiting Beaumont Hamel and paying my respects to fallen Newfoundland soldiers.

– The Eiffel Tower. I’ve been dreaming of it since I was a kid.

– My first ever train ride.

– Cappuccino at Cafe de Flore. Sooo many famous people have been there.

– Getting to see where F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway lived.

– H&M because there isn’t one here.

– The shopping. Oh wait, did I mention that already?

There are so many things that make it impossible to think of anything other than this trip. So many things that make it impossible for me to sit still. I have no idea how I am going to have a productive work week or study for my Macroeconomics midterm on Friday.

Also, I definitely will not be able to post while I’m away, but I’d really hate to leave the blog unattended for so long, so I’m looking for people to guest posts during that time. If you’re interested in hanging out here for a day or two or ten, email me at adventuresofkathryn@outlook.com.

Wish me luck for a productive week! I’m gonna need it.