This is so exciting! – In 2.5 months I’m going to be leaving to spend one year studying in Birmingham, England! Typing it out like that almost makes me want to cry because I’ve spent so much of my life wanting to be in England and it’s hard to believe that something this great could actually finally be happening for me.
Spending sophmore year in England was always my ideal situation, and it looked like it wasn’t going to happen for a long time because first my program was filled up, and then, after there was one spot that opened up, my GPA wasn’t high enough. But after several miracles, it all worked out! I’ve been accepted!
I didn’t realise before how much work applying to study abroad would be. There were so many forms and so many people I had to go talk to and have sign things, so many deadlines, so many people asking for money. It was really stressful, especially because being able to go means so much to me.
It’s starting to sink in a little bit that I’m actually going to be doing this, but there’s just been so many deadlines and things left to do before I leave that I haven’t really had any time to just sit back and consider the fact that I’m going to be spending a year by myself in Europe. I’m finally going to be living in England! I can hardly even imagine how fantatic doing something that wonderful will actually feel.
So I got a summer job, and I’ve been trying to remember that all the hours I put in there will be well worth it in March, when I have 5 weeks off for spring break and the residence halls are closed to students, thus forcing me to travel. As if I even needed someone else to give me a reason.
I’ve been spending my days hoping the time until September 17th flys by quickly, and so far it has. I can’t believe June is almost over.
I’ve been trying to think up the best way for me to keep an illustrated travel journal – what it would look like, how it would function.
I’ve been dreaming and waiting.
After I come back from my year abroad, I will cross this off my list.
(PS – I won a $2500 scholarship for this too! It’s amazing how many good things can happen at once sometimes.)