Hatfield, United Kingdom. AL10 9UW.
I'll admit, there have been a few hiccups and unexpected expenses during my study abroad semester. Yet I do not regret the experience, nor will I ever. The chance to live in another country has, as they say, changed me. Or rather, my perspective at least. I'm too stubborn to really change.
As I described it to my tutor (equivalent of teacher in the U.S.), there are so many small differences that add up to make you feel foreign. It's the first time I have ever truly felt away from 'home.' I suppose as a kid who moved houses a few times and went through a divorce, I began to disassociate comfort with an exact home or city. All those moves, however, did not involve a reintroduction to society: new currency, outlets, slang and grammar, even some items took on completely different names. Even the zip codes are different; my first thought being "why the hell are letters in there?."
Unbelievably, I only have a month left until the semester ends and I am back in the United States. Am I beginning to miss Charleston? Yes. After being gone since August, it's going to feel strange arriving back. There are three major projects and one test waiting to be finished in the next four weeks, which is going to make the time fly by.
So here's to the last few weeks of 2015, let's make them memorable.