Okay, so right now I am loving London. I live in a cute little neighborhood that’s surrounded by what I would consider a little middle east. All around me are kabob, halal, hookah restaurants and arabic writing all over. I’m finding it a little bit hard to adjust to “adulting” mainly because I have to cook for myself and budget. Anybody that knows me knows that I never ever cook AND budgeting for me is………well, way easier said than done. Another thing I’m getting used to is public transit. I’m extremely used to having a car, so navigating subways and trains is a wee bit tough. Also I have the navigational instinct of a piece of paper, so I’m definitely challenged in that aspect. OVERALL though I’m so happy to be on this journey and I’m so grateful that I was able to make this dream a reality. I love this opportunity and I love immersing myself into a completely different culture.
Now into what I did today: I had orientation, which wasn’t too bad. I also went to Kensington Palace AKA the place where Will & Kate live!!!! That’s a picture of my roommate Lauralei and I outside the palace gates!
One thing I’ve noticed is that the architecture of this place is beautiful. I always forget that America is such a young country, our history is only a couple hundred years old. It’s unreal to be in an area that has been around for thousands of years.
So many things are different here, but it’s a good kind of different. There’s nothing like being thrust into a completely different world and being knocked down a few pegs to make you realize how big the world is and how little you really are. I can’t wait to explore more and learn about myself in the process.