There are two month long breaks that are part of the Nottingham program, one in the winter and one in the spring. This winter…tomorrow actually… a few friends and I will be starting our travels around Italy, Greece, Turkey and India! I am so excited I can hardly contain myself, but I am also quite nervous. I can’t quite calm myself down enough to sleep so here I am writing a post at 1:00 a.m and we are leaving the flat at 7:20 a.m… I also distracted myself a bit by making meatballs at about 11:00 p.m.; you gotta do what you gotta do I guess (see highly ‘attractive’ picture of said meatball making).
I guess it just doesn’t feel like I should be going away right now; it hasn’t quite hit me! Just yesterday I was taking an exam and going out for drinks with friends then today I was packing. I have not really changed any part of my life up until now for this trip. We have been planning for so long that it has just continued to seem like a dream and now it’s actually happening. I don’t know if I’ve even been hit by the reality that I’m studying in the UK for the year and now even more craziness is happening!!
Like I said, I just started packing today so my room/bed kind of looked like a storm hit it but after literally all day I am finally packed and ready for my adventures!
When I started this year, I was planning on traveling on my own because I wanted to get the full immersion effect, which I still want to do for my spring break, but then my dreams went wild and I wanted to go all the way to India. As invincible as I feel, I am human enough to realize that I should probably not travel all the that way by myself, especially as it is my first time traveling by myself at all really. I am so lucky to have some awesome flatmates here that posses many of the same interests and passions. As independent as I was at the beginning of the year, I am really excited to travel with the three beautiful ladies rocking mustaches to the right!
I am prepared for laughs, drinks, and breathtaking sites! I am also prepared for long trains/flights, catcallers, and haggling. All life comes with light and dark but I am ready to embrace it all! This is why I applied for this program, there’s no going back now!