So, this semester in England has been absolutely amazing. It’s hard to believe that in less than a week I will be back home in Florida! As cheesy as it sounds, time has really flown. And I certainly haven’t kept up with this blog like I hoped I would . . . I still haven’t told you about the rest of my backpacking adventures, much less the rest of the semester! But since I don’t really have time to write a full blog post, here is a brief recap of everything that has happened this semester, as told through Disney:
I always wanted to study abroad.
And I thought life must be terribly exciting in another country.
But when I finally arrived in England I realized I was completely alone and had no idea what I was really doing here. And I panicked just a little.
And then I had to ride the public bus to uni, without really knowing the bus route or where to get off.
But then from the bus window I saw Holy Name Catholic Church:
And so I stopped to take a look, and found out that the chaplaincy/campus ministry was next door, and it’s run by Jesuits!
Adjusting to British life wasn’t too hard, except when I was still learning how to decipher accents:
And then I saw snow!
The first day I woke up to snow outside my window, I was so excited!
But by the time it snowed in March, I was so over it.
I discovered that when I visited new cities, I was a little ADD and definitely over-excited…
And then I spent a weekend in Scotland, and decided I want to live there.
And pretty soon Spring Break rolled around, and I packed my backpack for a three week trip!
The first day felt like setting off on a wonderful adventure…
But by the last day my shoulders ached from the stupid backpack, and I really wanted to sleep in my own bed.
However, the European food was totally worth it.
And so was the sun in Italy!
I ate way too much gelato in Italy…
And I attempted to speak Spanish in Spain.
But getting back to Manchester after those three weeks was more wonderful than I had imagined.
Then realizing that I needed to start studying for exams.
Just kidding, a little weekend trip to Ireland first! My reaction to seeing Ireland:
And then finally visiting my childhood friend Rebecca in The Netherlands!
But then classes were actually over and I needed to study for real.
And so I basically lived in coffee shops and studied for days on end.
But exams will be over soon, which means that it’s time for me to leave…
And it’s going to be really hard saying goodbye to this city and all of the wonderful people I’ve met.
But at the same time, I can’t wait to be home again.
There’s no place like home. 🙂