Sunday in reviewAs most of you know by now my first term for 2006 is over (YEAH) and as I think I've already said that of my three closest friends here at uni two of them just so happen to be from the states, Susan from CT and Amanda from Wisconsin (Louise is from Scotland). Well yesterday we all decided to get together at a coffee house (down near London Bridge on Clink Street (near Vinopolis & the London Dungeon) to sort of decompress from this term. Turned out that Susan's phone wasn't working so she didn't get the text message till late in the day and she was then busy. Here are a few of our conclusions. Now don't get worried after reading all this - we are all fine - we just need to vent a little every once in awhile - not easy living in a foreign country thousands of miles away from home & studying for a masters!
It was a great term, we are all glad last term is over but I must admit as extremely hard as it was, it was good to be able to take everything that we've learned and use it in "real life" & see that we are able to apply what we've learned - get a real sense of accomplishment!
It's been tough of course, as we've all fallen a victim crying at one point or another during the term, but luckily we've become such good friends that we can call on each other at any time, day or night. Just so much going on in our lives here in London and yet we feel like we're missing out on our lives back in the states. At times we feel like we're being torn in too many directions - mentally & emotionally. We have all figured out that one of the reasons this term has been so much harder is that after seeing friends & family and having them around, makes us miss them even more now!
We unanimously decided that if life came with a tag saying, "at age W you will do X, then when you get to be Y you will do Z" then we wouldn't have to worry, we could just plod along and not think about anything else like that, ya know?
At 1pm Susan & I going to take a quick walk around central London to see new things - I'll try to remember to bring my camera to get some photos of anything cool. Then I have two meetings, one with Quentin Bickle and the other with Patricia Gorak-Stolinska about possible summer projects. At 5.30, I'm meeting my friend Bianca at our local to catch up since we've both been so busy & playing phone tag. At 6.30 Dom & Amanda are coming over for spaghetti dinner :)