I know it has been a long time since I updated you guys, but I’m going to do better. I promise!! everything here is now settled. Now first thoughts on London…LOVE! I love that city like I love NYC, which for those of you who don’t know me, is a lot. I can see myself living there in the future.I had a good time at orientation and met some fun kids that I will visit soon. I am now in school which is very different from the US system because we here only have like 8 hours of contact time as opposed to the 20-30 I’m used to. There is one test and/or at the end of the term and that’s the only grade that we have…scary thought, but I’m keeping up with the reading. I just finished Adventure Weekend with IFSA in The Lake District, in my opinion, England’s best kept secret!! it was gorgeous pretty sure I want to get married there, no big deal. I went with my friends and two of my flat mates, Andrew and Matt. We had a great time doing our day activities. Mine was sightseeing which was more physical than you think. We watched a meteor shower in the middle of no where and then I milled around town the next day! The whole weekend I had no cell phone reception so it was the perfect getaway from crazy Essex!
Now Uni Essex is like the strangest social experiment I’ve ever been in. It’s like Jersey Shore on steroids!! I have great flat mates most of them are American but we have 3 Brits, an Australian, a Belgian, and another from The Netherlands. Communal living is really weird to me, but that’s because I’m used to living with only one other person. I hate cooking for myself but I honestly hate cooking either way but I’ve found a few easy meals. Food expires rather quickly here which makes things hard. Everything is expensive here it makes going out and doing things very difficult. A lot of the culture here surounds alcohol which I am not into, but I still have a good time with everyone else. The first night out was a culture shock!! Bottles everywhere, people everywhere, nothing could have prepared me for that but I still had fun with my floor.
Right now I am getting ready for my trip to Warsaw with the amazing Victoria Busse! I will be sure to update you on our shenanigans when we return, but until then…here is a picture of campus and one of The Lake District.
The Lake District