I cannot believe it. I have been in living in London for three months. This trip has been so many things. Exciting, exhausting, exhilarating, and so much more. London has been beautiful and I have learned so much from it. Not only from my classes and my professors, but from my experiences in the city and from my friends, both back home and here. I have learned how difficult it can be to maintain healthy relationships with friends from so far away. I have also learned how important it is to be open to new things and new people when in a new situation. For a while I closed myself off because all I wanted was to go home, but after meeting the friends I have now I could not be happier to have been in London all this time. I met some wonderful people and had some amazing experiences and they have all been worth everything I sacrificed to come here.
Although I did make some pretty awesome friends, they went to Scotland (I had already been) and I spent this past week alone. It was a wonderful way to finish off my last week in London before my 22 days wandering around Europe. I spent Monday wandering around the London Zoo. I had so much fun. Being by myself was fun too because I could stop and look at any of the animals for as long or short as I liked. I ended up spending six hours meandering around the zoo. Then on Monday night I went to see Wicked which was AMAZING. Tuesday I spent the day doing laundry and other things that needed to be done before hopping on the plane on Saturday. On Wednesday I was supposed to go to Stonehenge and Bath, but I woke up miserably sick so I slept it off and then went to see Mamma Mia in the evening. Thursday I saw The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in the afternoon and then The Lion King in the evening. Both shows were absolutely wonderful. Seeing The Lion King was extremely exciting for me. Lion King has been my favorite movie for as long as I can remember and seeing it to come to life made me feel like a little child seeing Disney World for the first time. Then on Friday I laughed my butt off at The Book of Mormon, treated myself to a Chipotle burrito, and cried during Les Miserables. Overall I’d say it was a pretty good week and an amazing way to end my time in London. After this long trip I only have one full day left in London before flying back home to the States. This trip has absolutely flown by, but I can’t wait for the rest of it. We will be visiting Dubrovnik, Barcelona, Venice, Amsterdam, Paris, Portugal, and Norway. And don’t worry, there will definitely be a blog post and many pictures when the trip is done, but for now I am going to do everything I can to enjoy it!