Tuesday, January 28, 2014

My Manifesto

Hey all!
So this is the first week of classes here at LSBU. 
I am actually loving the buildings here! 
They are very modern and all quite close. 
I haven't really had "real" classes yet. 
I will post about those this weekend after I have had them. 

This post is based on my first class that is required for study abroad students. 
It's called London: City of Change. 
Basically I walk a lot and learn about London. 
Coolest. Class. Ever. 
Back to class. 
We had to make a manifesto in class on the first day. 
Our manifesto could be anything we wanted but it had to do with our time here in London. 
I really loved the activity because it made me think about what I want to get out of this program. 
I decided to revise my group manifesto and share it with you all. 
So here we go. 

My Manifesto:

I want to explore the parts that others look over. 
I want to leave here a better and more open-minded person.
I want people to look at me after it's all said and done and be able to see the change in me. 
I want that change to for the better. 
I want to diversify myself and learn and love other cultures. 
I want to also remember where I came from and what it has taught me. 
I want to take what I have learned here and apply it to my life in the future. 
I want to accept and love others no matter their differences.

I don't want to fall under a typical stereotype or put others under one. 
I don't want to forget the friends and connections I made here. 
I don't want to gain nothing from this experience. 
I don't want to lose my sense of wanderlust. 
I don't want to forget my friends back home. 
I don't want to squander my time here. 

So this is my manifesto. 
I am sure by the time I leave here it will change. 
I kind of hope not because these are all very important to me. 
I suggest this to everyone.
It's cool to sit down and think about what you want out of life. 
Some of your answers could surprise you. 

Until next time, 

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