Listening to: Best Love Song
Reading: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Well, where to start?!
For these past 4 months, I have been studying at Missouri State University in America. As most of you know, I am British, therefore studying in another country is not only a massive decision and thing to do, but it's also something incredibly brave to do. I honestly thought that I wouldn't be able to cope with being away from my mum who was ill most of last year and the beginning of this year, and the thought of her getting ill again and me being halfway across the world was almost unbearable. I was also thinking was I going to get along with my roommate and suitemates? Was I going to like the course at the Uni? How was I going to react to the culture shock? How was I going to adapt to a whole new life style? Could I really be independent and cope with being solely responsible for myself with my nearest family member being 5,000 miles away? I was on the verge of not going due to all these thoughts going through my mind.
But, oh my God, am I so happy and proud that I did? I have not only made amazing friends for life, suffered no cultural shock, settled into the American lifestyle from the first week, aced all my courses, but I am convinced that I have met that special someone that I could possibly spend the rest of my life with. We met completely by chance, and since day one, we have been near enough inseparable. This relationship is so mature, and we are just so casual and relaxed around each other that there's no trust issues, or jealousy, or secrets. Even with the ocean separating us, neither of us get worried or panic about cheating, or not communicating. It is the best feeling. He really is something that's worth the long distance between England and America.
I'm back at home in England for Christmas and my 20th birthday. I really love being home and seeing my mum and all my amazing friends <3 But I also really can't wait to return to America for another semester. I get to fall back into my new life, experience new things, be reunited with my American family, and see my boyfriend. I have to admit talking on the phone with him whilst I'm over here is very strange as I don't associate my American life with my English life, and it's just very strange to be sitting in my room yet be talking to an American guy. But, I love it. I wouldn't change it for anything.
Just thought I would give all you guys an update as I have been MIA since being in the States. I will be getting back into my writing now that I have a lot of free time. I'm just recovering from the last few stretches of my jet lag.