Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Smile Because It Happened

"Don't cry because it's over. Smiled because it happened."

 One of my favorite quotes by Dr. Seuss. As Thanksgiving, Christmas, final exams and paper all rapidly approach a small feeling of sadness overcame me. This semester has been such a roller coaster ride from adjusting to a new university to trying to find a group of friends to fit in. I can't say it has all been rainbows and butterflies, there have been times where I felt all alone or like a I couldn't accomplish what I had in mind. Looking back at the semester, I am so happy I experienced it all. When me and my roommate first moved in together we got a long really well; mid-semester our relationship was "When are you turning off the light?" or "Can I turn the fan on?"'; as the semester ends, we do photo shoots, run to the movies and just casually hang out. Next semester I'll get a new roommate and it will all end well. I am afraid that the future semester may not be as great as this semester but there is nothing to be afraid of. You know why? Because it'll be better. The only reason the future is scary is because it is the unknown but looking back at the past, I am always concerned about the future and it has always proven to be amazing. So the future could only be all that I hoped to be. Yes, I will be sad when the semester ends in two weeks but I am happy because of the friendships I've made, the classes I've taken and how much I've personally grown. 

Now time for a funny story! Since I have been super sappy, I would like to tell you a somewhat funny story. So these photos were supposed to be for my roommate's project. We went to take the photos and as we were bike riding, I looked out and saw balloons. I told my roommate those balloons are just so pretty and as I was bike riding I ran into them, torn them off the post they were at, and some popped on my hand. It was the most hilarious event that had happened to me all day. So my roommate took them since I had torn them off anyways and decided to use them for our photo shoot, which as you can see was a wonderful idea. As we were taking photos, this man came up to us and introduced himself. My roommate and I were confused and just said hello. He came up to us to shake our hand, when I gave him my hand he tried to kiss it! Luckily, I stopped him before he did. My roommate on the other hand wasn't so lucky. He actually kissed her hand!!!! Ahh! Besides that the photo shoot went well. On our way back though, I fell off my bike. Just a word of advice, never bike ride and wear heels at the same time. I have horrible scratches and bruises on my leg but I thought to myself "Eeh don't' worry about it. We will be home soon." WRONG! My friend called me up and invited me to see the Hunger Games for free. So I decided to go! I showed up in this beautiful outfit and a bleeding leg. He was probably kind of freaked out but it turned out to be a really great night! I can't wait for the adventures the future holds.

Natalie Gennaoui


  1. You are so pretty! I love that really minimalistic and chic look, amazing <3

    Kisses, Kali
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  2. hahaha what a funny story! You are so positive and your this post moved me into good, positive mood. Glad you got such a great roomate! Liuba, x

  3. Gorgeous simple dress!:)


  4. Gorgeous fresh look, dress + balloons look like right out of a fashion magazine!!! sorry for your accident!

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  6. Great outfit


  7. You look beautiful in your white dress and the photos are wonderful. So sorry to read that your leg was scratched, bruised and bleeding, but it's nice that you had a great night anyway and were able to go ahead and enjoy your positive experiences.


  8. You look beautiful

    Love Vikee

  9. Cute story about the balloons! you are absolutely stunning! I just love the dress!


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