In the book “It’s What I Do” by Lyndsey Addario, she recounts a story her grandmother, Nina, told her about a past love that she had let go of. Nina had decided to marry Addario’s grandfather, Ernie, who was good to her, instead of the passionate Sal. While she didn’t regret her life, she still often pondered what her life would have been like if she hadn’t played it safe.
I believe Addario put this story in her memoir to show that while staying with Uxval would have been the safe choice, she would have ended up just like her grandmother; always wondering what could have been. Instead, she decided she needed to follow her passion, and go take photographs in Afghanistan.
The one thing that I wish I had done more when I was back at home was to spend more time with friends and family. I was always so busy with homework and dance classes that I hardly had time to just sit down and catch up with them. This could easily become my life here as well. However, I am determined to make sure that I make time for my friends here.
And what better way to catch up with other people than over a meal? It is something that everyone must make time for in their day.
However, I am not made of money, and the many restaurants that are around town can be expensive. Also, many of my friends don’t always like the same foods, or have different dietary needs. That is why I decided for my passion blog to go with a group of friends to each dining commons and, based on a criteria that I will design, determine the Pros and Cons of each dining commons. Hopefully, this can help other students who are also freshman like me try to find foods that will fit what they and their friends are in the mood for, as well as allow me to find time in my schedule to just sit down and talk with my friends.