I am so beyond happy to share with you my experience at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, here at Universal Studios Hollywood.
Yesterday was the Grand Opening, and even though I did not go for the whole day, I was able to experience it well for the first time.
The day started off with us going into Universal and getting a timed ticket in order to get into the land.
You walk into Hogsmeade, where you see the Hogwarts Express to your right and the hustle and bustle of the day. As you continue walking, it becomes Hogwarts. The castle looked exactly how I had pictured it in my mind and in the movies. It was perfect.
There are many shops where I was able to check out exclusive Harry Potter paraphernalia and I was able to experience the taste of BUTTERBEER™, which tasted exactly like I thought it would, since I was 7 years old reading the books for the first time.
Flight of the Hippogriff™, was the only ride I was able to experience due to the long lines, and the fact that I will be coming back soon because I now have an season pass to Universal Studios.
Here are some photos you might enjoy, I will keep updating later when I return to this magical world.
So, yesterday I decided to finally delete photos off my Instagram. If you follow me, you know I have a large amount of photos up. I love Instagram. I love putting up photos of what I’m doing, where I’m going and important things in my life that are happening. As a result, I have put up 1665 photos in the last almost four years that I’ve had an Instagram. That’s roughly a photo a day.
As you may know, I’ve recently had some big changes in my life. I decided to finally delete photos. I’ve NEVER. EVER. EVER. deleted photos off any type of social media, but it was time. It’s time to grow up and put the people who aren’t in my life anymore away. There were a lot of great memories that I deleted, but it was necessary.
“So let’s raise a glass to better days, forget the past and our wicked ways.”
I don’t even know where I’m going with this post. I haven’t been this happy in such a long, long, long time! Honestly, I could not have done it with out the help of my family and friends. I’m out doing whatever I want, exploring, having new experiences, but I’m still staying on top of my school work. I can’t believe its week FIVE. Do you know what this means?! I have to finish my Capstone paper in 4 weeks! My SENIOR THESIS! I graduate in 48 days! FOURTY EIGHT! I just can’t believe how lucky I am to have everyone I have in my life. My best friends, old friends, new friends, school friends. I’ve grown so close to so many of you during the past year, I’m just so thankful!
“I was smiling yesterday, I’m smiling today and I’ll smile tomorrow. It’s simply because life is too short to cry for anything that’s worthless”