Should Friendship Be Easy?

What makes a good friend? Is it someone who saves you the last Oreo or binges Netflix with you on a warm, sunny day? Is it someone who sticks by you no matter what or calls you on your bullshit? Is it someone with whom you feel most like yourself?

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Traveling Solo Freaks Me Out But I Still Do It

During a semester abroad in Italy, I went on my first solo trip. I planned a five-day stay in Copenhagen but, only after 48 hours there, I was sobbing on my hostel bed. I called my mom and told her how miserable I was. Feeling consumed by loneliness, I cut my trip short and booked the next available flight back to Italy. It wasn’t until after I received the flight confirmation email when I realized that I had been doing the whole traveling solo thing all wrong.

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