Archive for January, 2012

5 days in England and I am still jet lagged :(

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

I have spent the past few days trying to see as many family members as I could and traveled about an hour outside of London to see a family near the sea!  It is very lovely to see family members by myself since I normally have my immediate family with me whenever I see extend family members. I also enjoyed seeing friends who were in London on “holiday” or vacation as we say in America, and some that are studying abroad! I already got lost on the tube by taking the wrong line, but once I got onto the right line I found my way to where I should meet up with friends. I have also been wandering around London (almost aimlessly) but found a very cute vintage shop that I wanted to see on accident. We were in the right area but only found it when we were not looking for it. With Lara, we explored by the Thames River around 4pm in the afternoon which meant the sun was starting to set.  With the sun setting earlier, I begin to become tired about 6pm but then will not be able to sleep until 3 or 4 in the morning for the most of the days I have been here so far. Hopefully, I will get on a better schedule as my internship begins tomorrow, and I have to be ready to leave by 7am….this will be fun! I cannot wait to learn  the ropes and see what will be required of me! Luckily, my new best friend and I had a nap after going to the English beach today (which was well cold).   With that nap with my new best friend , I should be ready for tomorrow! Sleep well!

Lost Sightings:

-Lost on the tube

-My great aunt was under the impression that my family lost me in London and sent a cousin to find me. Sure, I didn’t know exactly where I was but I could most likely find my way back!

The Night Before

Monday, January 9th, 2012

My electronics are a-charging, my clothes laid out for tomorrow, my passports and boarding information are together along with my money (in three different currencies) and credit cards, and my carry-on items are waiting patiently for me to decide which ones will make the final cut. My suitcase is packed (just not closed yet 🙂 )! Hopefully, my suitcase is not over the weight limit! If so, a great deal of shuffling clothes and trying to fit them into my carry-on will occur. Packing for eight months is an immensely difficult task. It is hard to know what I will need and leaving most of my wardrobe behind. I just hope some things I pack will be useful! I am not too nervous about flying by myself. I am just extremely nervous about saying goodbye to my family members. After saying goodbye to several close friends over the last couple of days, one would think I would be prepped to say goodbye to my family, but I am definitely not ready to. Luckily, I will see them in four months for my birthday (which will be in Germany! Hopefully, the Germans will tolerate my 21st celebration!). I will miss you guys and my friends…keep in touch! I am excited to see my extended family again and to experience England sans family! Sadly, I must get back to sorting out my carry-on! The next post will be coming from across the pond!!! Good night! <3

Will the suitcase close?