Welcome back! This post might seem a bit early, but the fact is – my Week Four post was a bit late. Sunday is here once again, and it’s time to set the story straight on my London adventures this past week. While I don’t have any of crazy tales of travel to share with you this time, I must say that Week Five in London has been my favorite so far.
After Scotland and Paris, I was feeling not only a bit under the weather physically, but also mentally exhausted. I needed a break, so I took it upon myself to be perfectly content with a little bit of idleness. I quickly discovered that this policy is extremely refreshing, rejuvenating and surprisingly productive.
On Monday, I organized my upcoming academic calendars, which eased my mind regarding due dates and projects. I took time to catch up on several reading assignments, print out notes and make sure that I was caught up on schoolwork. Now, with a clear picture of my academic future, it will be much easier to balance school with travel and fun.
I was able to Skype with everyone in my family – one thing that without a doubt, reminds me of how lucky I am. As always, Skyping with Bryan brings a smile that lasts for days. I am so blessed. After classes, my weekday evenings consisted of hangouts with the girls in our room, lots of YouTube videos, nail polish, stories and laughs. Thanks to a number of emails from a few of my favorite ladies back home, my spirits were lifted even further.
This weekend’s highlight was most certainly my first visit to the Piano Bar. The night was filled with classic tunes, played live by the fabulous pianist, Michael Moore. Meg even managed to get his CD after the encore (bonus!). Coming in at a close second for this weekend’s best, is Hyde Park picnicking. Located just minutes away from campus, it’s a wonder I had only been there once before. Basking in pure relaxation, we watched the many park-goers, ate our dinner, and strolled though the magnificent green both on Saturday and Sunday evening.
This weekend above all, I felt like I truly had a chance to relax and soak in the London culture. At the same time, hours spent communicating with my loved ones back home reminded me of what a wonderful life I have, no matter how many miles away home is.
Thanks for reading! Don’t forget to check my Instagrid link at the right for some pictures. Take care until next time!