Well it's 2014, and I don't think ANYONE reads this anymore. But in case there are some rogue fans out there, here's what's going on in the World of Mark.
1. I am currently in London for the next few months on a study abroad program. I've been here for three weeks now, and though it's been a big adjustment, I have made a group of awesome friends that I'm having a blast exploring the city with. We are going to Paris for a few days in February, so definitely looking forward to that as well.
2. I have FINALLY and I do mean FINALLY finished my undergraduate work as of December 2013. It only took me nine years, but better late than never I suppose. So hooray, Mark is finally a college graduate.
3. It has been ten years since I graduated high school, not to mention ten years since I began this Livejournal. Definitely a strange feeling. I might do some sort of reflective entry to see what has changed in the last decade (admittedly, for better or worse, not a whole lot has changed)
4. As my faithful readers (haha..) probably remember from an update I posted over the summer, I broke up with my boyfriend of three years. However, we have more or less, unofficially gotten back together over the past few months. Over the holidays, particularly, it seemed as if things got a little more serious between us. I house sat for his parents over Thanksgiving weekend and twice in early December, and spent a lot of time with him and his family when he came home for Christmas break. I even went over to his parents' house for a few hours on Christmas Eve after my family's festivities were over. Another big breakthrough came in the form of him visiting my house and seeing my family for the first time since we broke up back in May. He stopped by my going-away party for a little while and saw more of my extended relatives there, and the the morning after my going-away party he and I took my parents out to breakfast. Since I've been in London, we have texted every single day, have tried to call each other at least once a day over Viber, and have Skyped when time has allowed. Who knows what will happen over the next couple of months, but I'm happy with how things are between us and I am looking forward to seeing him again when I return to the States.
That's about it for now. Stay tuned for another update in probably a few more months.
Fight off the lethargy, don't go quietly.
- New year, new country