Reading week has been noticeably lacking on the reading. I have become a terrible student since I got here. They really shouldn’t have told us things were pass/fail. That was just a bad call. Without most classes this week, I’ve done a variety of things while telling myself I’d do my work later. Let’s just say I think I’m becoming a master at procrastination.
It’s been sunny here for three days in a row. That alone has made this week truly wonderful. It was also the last week of class before Reading week which made it even better. Also, it was a week full of holidays and I made sure to celebrate to the fullest. I’m glad I had fun this week before having to hunker down in the coming days to work on several papers for class.
You never realize how big a difference five hours makes. That is until you decide to watch U.S. sporting events five time zones away. Was it worth it? Completely. For the first time, I picked a Super Bowl winner and UNC unexpectedly beat Dook. So, it’s been a good week here even though my sleep schedule has been completely thrown out of wack.
This week has flown by. It’s the first time in a while that time has rushed by and I couldn’t be happier because that means I’ve finally started to settle in. Naturally getting out of survival mode has allowed me to enjoy some of the finer things England has to offer.
Being sick in a foreign land sucks. Yeah, there really is no way to sugarcoat that. Now in case you’re worrying, no I haven’t been felled by the flu or some other terrible pathogen. Somehow, despite living in the middle of a city where nature really isn’t a thing, I got a sinus infection. Stranger things have happened I guess.
Well I’ve done it, I’ve made it through my first week of classes at King’s. It’s been a long week of figuring out where everything is and how classes are run, but I think I’m finally starting to get the hang of everything here. It’s been unnaturally sunny this week and I think that’s helped me adjust a little faster than I otherwise would have. This week also marks the first time I’ve been truly happy since I got here.
It’s only been a week and yet somehow, I feel like I’ve been here for a month. The days have all run together and I’m amazed at all I’ve learned in just the first couple of days. From quickly learning to be more self-reliant to how other cultures view and move through the world; this week has a been just a taste of what I think this semester has in store for me.
Well I’m finally in London. It hasn’t been the journey I was expecting yet. It’s weird being 3,000 miles away from everyone you love, know, and care about. This week I stayed up for more than 30 hours traveling and I’ve had to figure out how to adjust when most of the stuff you brought with you doesn’t make it.
Now I know I haven’t left yet so you may not be as interested in my life as you otherwise might be. And honestly, I wouldn’t blame you. Life back here at home is noticeably more relaxed than life anywhere else.
As I’ve been saying my goodbyes over the last couple of weeks and gearing up for my semester abroad, the one thing I’ve heard again and again was that I should write about my adventures across the sea. Having no good excuse not to, I decided I might as well start a little blog to share my little adventures.