Well, in exactly one week, I will be on a plane headed for London, to embark on a semester long study abroad. For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to study abroad, but I have especially wanted to do so in England. I’ve been obsessed with Shakespeare, the history, and British culture in general, for years. In more recent years, I’ve had an almost insatiable desire to travel. Perhaps that stems from growing up in middle-of-nowhere-New Hampshire, but whatever the reason, having the opportunity to spend 3 1/2 months exploring EUROPE ( I put Europe in caps for emphasis), is a dream come true.
This last week at home has been a mad scramble to get done all the things I probably should’ve been doing a few weeks ago. Opening another account at a different bank, getting debit/credit cards, shopping for last minute items, packing, and internship searching, has taken up most of my time. And Netflix.
The nerves and anxiety have started to kick in, but so has the excitement. There is an entire world out there that I have only ever seen pictures of, and hoped that one day I could experience. And, as Shakespeare would say, “Why, then the world’s mine oyster, which I with sword will open.”