"There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind."-C.S. Lewis

The day has come. My last day in London and I find myself much more heartbroken than I ever could have foresaw. The past five months have changed me as a person in so many powerful and different ways. I find that in contrast to the person that showed up at 3 Hoxton Market terrified and alone, I am now confident and find comfort in my moments of solidarity; because it is those moments to ones self that are bound to be followed by moments of personal and worldly exploration.

I know this because I lived it and it has been an amazing journey. I have seen so many things and been to so many places I never thought I’d see or go. Most of all…the best journey of all has been the journey of my self. I could not have asked for a better or more eye opening experience. It is as though I have seen the light that I never even knew existed. The world is in fact, so small, and the people in it are all so much alike. It is a shame when you wake up to another horror story on the news, that more people do not realise this. I hope that I do not forget anything I have learned through these past five months that I remember to be as forgiving, open and accepting as I know I should be and as I know everyone deserves. 

Thank you mom and dad for giving me the opportunity to grow so much as a person! I promise to pay it forward when my time comes!

And as for you London, this is not a goodbye. I would much rather say…

Thank you and Cheers! 

Shakespeare’s First Folio!!!

Okay…so I was studying at the British Library today as I usually do and it occurred to me that I haven’t been in their little museum and it’s free so I made sure to stop in on my way out. Thank god I went in there! They not only had a copy of Gutenbergs Bible (now I’ve seen two since I saw one in Germany!) but they had The First Folio! That is the first collection of Shakespeare’s plays published in 1623. I couldn’t believe it was there..just sitting there. I wish I had a picture but you weren’t allowed to take pictures so I’m sorry but all I can do is ramble about it, haha! It was amazing…all the books back then were so big and beautifully printed, just wow. I have gotten to do and see so much over this study abroad- I am feeling very satisfied, I have definitely gotten my 5 months worth :)