Changes

I’ve been home for almost two weeks now, and it hasn’t fully registered with me that I am home, that my time in London ended, but worst of all, that it even happened. Coming home didn’t even feel real. I exited the airport waiting to get picked up, ran into my family’s arms, and drove…

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Winding Down

Well it’s official. 11 days left in London and I genuinely don’t know what to do with myself. Last week was a bit rough, having to spend Thanksgiving away from my family. However, CAPA held a Thanksgiving dinner for us and while I knew it wouldn’t be the same, it was nice to be among…

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Prayers for Paris

Today has been a silent day in London. The construction across the street from my flat stood stills, there are no sirens in earshot, the cars seem to not have left their parking spots, and myself along with my roommates don’t seem to have much to say. I’m still trying to wrap my head around…

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Up at the O2

A little bit of background: I do not enjoy heights. Roller coasters, don’t mention them. Anything that does not require my feet being planted on the ground is not a thought that comes to mind. Well, one step at a time, and 52 meters (about 170 feet) later, I got over that fear, even if…

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Weekend in Istanbul

Yes, you read that right. This past weekend, my best friend and I made a quick stop in Istanbul, Turkey. It would have never crossed my mind to experience this wonderful place, but there are absolutely no regrets in going. The week leading up to the trip had been very stressful and trying. I had lost some…

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Just a thought

I’ve been thinking a lot about time lately. I know this may sound a little repetitive since my pre-departure post was based on time as well, but now that I’ve been here for almost a full month, time is back on my mind. This all started a few days ago when I was on the…

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London’s my Playground

It’s officially the end of day of day 5 in London, and to say that the wait for this experience was worth it, is an understatement. Between moving in, traveling via tube, orientation, and site seeing, my schedule has been so full since touching down. It has been a lot to take in, but I’m…

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Twiddling My Thumbs

4 days 9 hours 45 minutes, but who’s counting? Me. I’m counting. It would be a lie if I said that my live countdown to London hasn’t been a the theme of my summer. Some people might think that focusing too much on what’s to come distracts from appreciating the present moment; however, I disagree….

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