I’m Ready to Leave

I have less then a week left in this country and I can’t wait to go home.  Don’t get me wrong, I more than enjoyed my time here in the United Kingdom, but I miss the United States, with the exception of the politics.  I miss my pets, my family, my friends, Rollins, my job…

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The End is Nigh

It is amazing how quickly this three-month semester is coming to a close. That famous saying of “time flies when you’re having fun” was completely evident with my study abroad experience because three months were gone in a blink of an eye. But I did so much, met so many great people, and made so…

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GOOD-byes? Are you serious?

As the end draws nearer all I can think of wanting for the holidays is not having to leave Ireland. I don’t want to leave my friends from all over the world, I don’t want to leave my ultimate Frisbee team that’s really become a family, and I don’t want to leave the country that…

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Almost the end of the semester!!

  Wow, it is hard to believe that in 8 days I will be on the plane heading back to Tampa! How has this semester gone by so fast? I, unfortunately, haven’t done as many blog posts as I wanted to this semester, but this post is going to be a brief glimpse of what…

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Almost the End

I depart in a few days and I am feeling a wide range of emotions: happy to finally see my parents, sad to leave my best friend and nervous for the future. Coming to Australia was the best decision I have made in my 20 years and I don’t want the journey to end. Once…

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Midterm Update

Hi Rollins!! While most of my friends are finishing up their semesters, I just finished my midterms. I have mixed feelings because I realized today that I will be home in just one month. Part of me misses the United States, my home, my family, my dogs, and Rollins. The other part of me does…

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Thoughts on Abroad

As the days count down, I only have one more week left of being abroad, and to be honest I am quiet relieved. A lot of people believe that at all points of studying abroad, that there are only highs. Well, not to be the negative Nancy, there will be lows. There will be points…

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Living in Athens

Reading the title of this post may confuse some of you. Why would I write a post of living in Athens this late into the semester? If i haven’t been living in Athens, then where? My first post here was titled “Living in History” and re-reading it I feel girlish, giddy almost, at how much I only…

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Post-Arrival: Back Home

It’s been a week since I returned home, despite my apparent efforts to sabotage my doing so. I started packing up my room and saying my goodbyes about a week in advance, making sure I would have time to get everything done before I had to leave. That week was a bittersweet one, as all…

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Germany and Wrapping Up

Just as I said last time, where has the time gone? Three months went by in the blink of an eye, but at the same time I feel like it’s been so long. I’m comfortable in my little corner of east London and so accustomed to the local grocery shops and surroundings. I’m so used to…

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