Average Adventure: Philadelphia + Meeting Girl In Between!

A not so Average Adventure! In August I got to meet my longtime blog pal, Lauren, aka Loz, aka Girl In Between. She came to Philadelphia all the way from New Zealand! I don’t want to spoil why she was there because I’m thinking she might blog about that someday. It was a little mini-adventure day. We went to the Reading Terminal Market

I didn’t take too many pictures because it was honestly one of the most surreal experiences of my life. In case you didn’t know, Lauren has been a regular commenter, supporter, and friend of my blog for pretty much the whole time I’ve been blogging and vice versa. So basically I met one of my best friends for the first time, which is still such a weird concept to me.

Selfies outside of Target!

This one is for you Miss. Colleen!


I didn’t go to a sunflower field like everyone else in the world this past summer, instead, I saw a bouquet of them.

Have you ever met an online friend IRL? If you haven’t already make sure you check out Girl In Between.

Long Distance Friendships


After a year of college under our belts I thought that having long distance friendships it would be easier, and in a way it hasn’t but I’m not going to lie, there are days where I just want one of my other best friends here with me. I love my friends here, don’t get me wrong, but sometimes I’m watching Netflix and I just think “Lindsay would just go off about Shonda right now.” or I want to do something random and I think “If only Hannah was here.” or I need to someone to wack me into reality I think “If only Alex was around.” there are just certain places where you want specific people there for you and they can’t be unless it’s via text or skype or letter or whatever, it’s still not the same. It’s nice that I’m not far from Jade, if I really miss her I can just hop on the metro and head over to her so that’s not a big deal. On the other hand, it takes a lot of effort to make it home, or get to Boston, or Indianna, it’s a lot harder.

Sometimes I wish I could be there for my friends, it’s a lot harder in college. Whether it’s a breakup or something happens in their life and you just want to be there for them, it’s a lot harder. When you just want to fix everything and you can’t in the first place anyway, so you just want to be there and make it okay for them, it’s hard that you can’t fix it in the first place but it’s even worse that you can’t be there for them. It’s the same way I feel for my friends at school when I’m at home, I want to be there for them and fix everything, but I can’t. They can’t stop by my room when they’re feeling bad and vice versa. I can’t go hide in one of their rooms when I’m upset and want to hide from everyone else.

So here is a post dedicated to my friends all around the world because today I just miss them.