Tomorrow it will be the 4 week anniversary of the day I walked out my door in Grand Forks to set sail for this crazy unpredictable journey. 4 weeks since I’ve seen my family, friends, dog, the Qdoba’s, everything I’ve ever known. Surprisingly I have rarely felt any sort of homesickness. Of course I miss the people I left, but I have met some of the most incredible people the world has to offer and I have my own little family here that helps mask any sort of longing for home I might have.
We are slowly but surely adapting to British life, even though we continue to make mistakes and embarrass ourselves, but that’s inevitable. Apart from dropping my phone in the toilet at a club, leaving my bus pass and key on the bus (a nice maintenance man knocked on my door to return them), and losing my student ID not even a week after having it, I haven’t had any bad luck!!!! So typical.
Today at 9 PM we are departing for our first big trip to Amsterdam. I am extremely excited and am planning on treating my phone like it’s my first born child to avoid any more mishaps.
School here is very different; it is mostly lectures a couple times a week with no real homework/assignments due during the week. This is a huge change from home, as if you miss one day of class you lose points and are already way behind. All the big work is during exam time, which is also way longer than the one week we have for finals in America. I obviously enjoy the way things are done here way more, although it might turn me into a lazy pile. Oh well!
I am still waiting for reality to hit me that this is really it, this is what I have been waiting years for. But maybe it already has? The feeling of contentment, happiness, and looking out at the ocean knowing I am exactly where I’m supposed to be. I can feel myself changing as a person for the better and I love it.
Sorry for the cheesiness, once in a blue moon I stop being hilariously funny and get a little sentimental. I truly am having the time of my life, time is flying by and it really needs to slow down. That’s all I have for ya for now, here are some pictures that I either took in the last three days since getting a new phone or stealing them from others as I lost all the ones I took before that. 🙂
See you soon!