BY JENNA SANDS – CONTRIBUTING WRITER
After fourteen weeks of being in a different country, I am finally getting to a place where ready to come home.
I’ve lived practically my whole life in the same place and have never been away for more than a few weeks at a time until now. I have been away from the small town that I know so well for a solid fourteen weeks and have had the most amazing time of my life in London.
I never thought that I could live in a city, but after learning how to survive in London for a few months, I found out that I would actually be able to do it.
Over the weeks, I have become so fond of London, and exploring the streets and parks never got boring.
I am sad to be leaving London soon, but at the same time I am happy to be going home.
I will definitely miss London and the freedom to go on adventures in the city and to other countries. I have had some great times in London and am so sad to leave the place where I have made some wonderful memories.
I am happy to go home though, because it has been so long since I have seen my family and relaxed at home. As the date for my return started getting closer, I began to get anxious for it and started counting down the days. I can’t wait to see my family and friends from home and tell them all about the amazing things I’ve done while abroad.
I know that I’ll be happy to be home but after a few days I will probably start to miss London and wish I could go back, at least to visit.
I didn’t expect to get so attached to the city, but it is almost like it has become my second home, just like Susquehanna has. London will always hold a piece of my heart and it will always be special to me.
I’ve had good times and bad times, learned from some mistakes and discovered a new lifestyle that I never thought I could handle.
I know what it is like to get lost in a big city, to walk thirteen straight miles and to make the mistake of not wearing a rain jacket too many times to count.
I feel like I can now handle things that I couldn’t see myself handling a few years ago.
I had always thought about where I am going to live after college and the thought of living in a city like New York City terrified me. But now, after spending so much time in London, I have discovered that I could definitely take on living in a city.
Venturing through London has showed me that I can handle more than I thought I could, and I feel more prepared to take on whatever comes my way throughout the rest of my life.
I am so thankful for my experience in London, because I have learned so much and have made so many memories to last me a lifetime.
I will always look back on my time here and smile and know that I have left a piece of my heart here in London.