I am sitting on my bed in my empty room of my all packed up flat right now; and yes, it is a sad scene. As I’ve stated in previous blogs, this experience has been life changing and I’ve loved every minute of it. I’m in a very nostalgic mood right now and to save you from reading an extensive, sappy , cheesy, novel, I’ve listed the 10 top things I am going to miss from London:
10. The Weather
Living in California is “great” when it comes to weather… supposedly. I much rather prefer sweaters and scarves over tshirts and shorts!
I heard about this restaurant before I even came to London. After being there 5 times, I can vouch it is worthy to talk about.
8. Big City
Living in a big city is so amazing. Something is ALWAYS happening. I love living above a busy street. I love hearing a new language everyday. I love the busyness. I just love everything about it!
7. The Tube
Yes, taking the tube can be an annoying task at times, but there is something soothing about being stuffed into a moving vehicle, falling over strangers, absolute (almost scary) silence. And I’m serious; the tube is an aspect of the London culture that we hate to love.
5. Colored Hair
It is completely acceptable to have outrageous dyed hair here and its fantastic. Back home when I dyed my hair unordinary colors, I was different. Here, its complete normal to see a girl with pink locks and another with green tips right next to her. Its a great fashion statement.
4. Fleece Leggings
The amazing world of Primark (clothing store) sells fleece lined leggings that make your legs feel like they are wrapped up in their own toasty warm cloud. The girls from the program have discovered these and, i can speak for all of us, it has changed our lives forever… I may or may not be wearing them right now as I type this…. I definitely won’t be able to wear these in the constant heat of Temecula.
This stereotype is one that I’ve greatly attached to. Getting my one pound cuppa every morning is something I’ve become so used to! I’m afraid I’m going to have to convert my tastebuds back to favoring coffee.
I LOVE ALL ENGLISH ACCENTS
I have made the most amazing friends while here. At the beginning of the program, they told us our peers would be life long friends, it was easy to say that we were sceptic of that at first, but now it deeply saddens me knowing that we will all be departing in our own ways in a few hours. Living with a small group of people who are going through the same experiences as you really bonds you together. I am going to miss these people so much. I know the majority of us are going to stay in touch, but it won’t be anything like seeing them every day. I am so grateful for these friendships.
I have loved documenting my time here while in London. I am desperately trying to come up with a way to convert my blog into something that I can continue utilizing. I haven’t quite come up with something yet but I will soon… so stay tuned and thank you for reading!
This blog entry is from Rylee Leavitt. For more from Rylee, check out her blog at http://ryleeanneleavitt.tumblr.com/