Between midterms and holidays, I haven’t written in a while. But something else I’ve been doing? Traveling! The coolest part about being abroad is having the world even more within reach. If you get over the Atlantic one day, I highly recommend you take advantage of the cheap flights and close proximity of new places.
Since I last wrote, I have visited my W&M friend at St. Andrews in Scotland, walked almost 10 miles a day in Venice, seen the Crown Jewels in London, explored a couple of castles, traveled back in time with Jane Austen, met up with family, and made new friends. And I’m not done yet! I have a few more trips planned before I head back to the States. I’ve seen, toured, and eaten at some amazing sights with some really great people. I thought going abroad was crazy enough, but I am going in and out of Cardiff almost every weekend, whether it be by plane, car, bus, train, or boat.
It seems like a pretty care-free lifestyle, but it has been really tough keeping all of my plans straight. For example, I have 4 flights already planned for the next month, all with different destinations, times, airlines, and check ins. So it’s a good thing that William & Mary has taught me a thing or two about staying organized and keeping track of multiple things at once. Oh, and yeah, I’m also still going to class and getting those readings and assignments done on time. Talk about a juggling act.
But it’s all worth it. I’m making my way across the UK and Europe. I’ve stood at Stonehenge, eaten pizza in Italy, and tasted the mineral spring water of the Roman Baths. I’ve used different currencies and messed up multiple languages. Studying abroad has been the perfect bridge to get me across the pond and initiated into the life of a world traveler.