Concepts: A Cardboard Love Nest; Oxygenated Blood; Home

Home: it’s so close. England has been a beautiful, life-changing experience that I wouldn’t trade for the world, but sometimes I wake up in the morning, cold, my pillow uncomfortably damp from the generalized moisture I’ve found to be so common in this country, and just feeling… a little bit done. Yeah, part of that whole…

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Letters of Future’s Past

It’s a little over halfway through my study abroad semester now. The semester is broken up in such a strange way for American students studying abroad at Lancaster; our orientation program was a month long, there’s a two-week break, and then the actual term is only ten weeks. It really is starting to feel like…

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The Importance of Being Completely Overwhelmed

England has been a time. Being abroad is truly an awesome, amazing experience, but school-wise, everything feels a so different from what I’m used to. Most of my days are spent waking up late, grabbing coffee and sometimes a sandwich as I brace the cold on the way to an afternoon class, and then alternating…

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RIP ISP (BTW, MHRA? OMG WTF?!)

So, I made it to Lancaster University, suitcase somehow in hand. I waited a mere ten minutes at the baggage carousel in the Manchester Airport before my blue-tagged, purple bag came down the shoot, and I felt an instant sense of relief. That relief somehow stayed with me as I caught a train to the Lancaster…

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Cheers England!

As my last week in Lancaster was approaching, I was expecting a full week of hard goodbyes and tons of end of term work. But on my last weekend, a massive storm hit the northwest coast of England leaving the town and the university without power. Despite the storm and no power, I had a…

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The Importance of Shakespeare

These past couple of weeks have been crazy! I have traveled to the Lake District, Manchester, Bath, and back to London. But now that school is coming to close, the workload is picking up… exponentially. While I have been here, I have become good friends with a Shakespeare fanatic-Michaela. She has introduced me to a…

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Halfway Through Fall Term!

So this week is the 5th week in the 10 week fall term and I can’t believe how time is just going. I have done so much since I arrived and I there are so many more adventures to come! Most recently, I’ve gone back to London and to Manchester. While both are some of…

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