I just wanted to start this post by thanking you guys for the wonderful response to the blog I posted yesterday to my friend. For those of you who didn't know, one of my best friends was killed in a car accident when we were twelve and it has been something I have struggled with ever since, so writing that letter a few weeks ago was a big step for me, but as I said, it didn't feel like I could truly moved on until I admitted it to the world in some way. So I did and it felt good and thank you for letting me do that.
So what have I been doing the past couple of days, let me tell you…Well, on Friday, when Adam blogged for me, I was busy doing really important things, such as baking french toast muffins and watching old episodes of Braceface and discovering Santa. No seriously. I spent a significant chunk of Friday waiting for things to happen on this ustream because that is apparently where Santa Clause works. It was a thrilling experience that simply could not be put on hold for blogging. Then yesterday I had a pretty long day. Woke up early to walk downtown and get coffee, go to the bank and post office, stop by the farmers market for some delicious nectarines and just other errands. After that, I watched "Let's Kill Hitler" and was exceedingly disappointed (TARDIStacular video reviewing it will probably be filmed/posted tomorrow) and the new episode of Torchwood…which was surprisingly really good, as I haven't been super into this season. Last night, I went over to my grandmother's house and had dinner with a lot of my family, chatted to my cousin (well, more or less, her mom and my uncle have been together for years, so she sort of feels like a cousin) about her engagement and said a few goodbyes. Actually, my uncle is never around for Christmas, so I don't even know when I'll be seeing him next. Not till next summer, at least! Crazy. By the way, posted a video on why I'm studying abroad yesterday, if you're interested.
My final fortnight in America has arrived, at long last! It sort of hit me yesterday how much I do have to do. I will have plenty of time to do it and I am not remotely worried, but still have people to see, videos to film and a mountain to climb (both metaphorically and physically with Kristina). This is the day I have been anticipating for so long and it is insane that I am here, two weeks away from doing something I have been wanting since I was about seven years old. I guess the lesson here is to never tell yourself that you can't do exactly what you want, because I am about to and it is invigorating.
It also occurred to me for the first time, believe it or not, that I am also about to go back to school. Well, I have a month till classes begin, but still. I have been so excited for the traveling and the friends, that it has pretty much completely slipped my mind that I have a whole new style of teaching to become adjusted to. I will have to write papers and attend classes again! University summers seem so long and the concept of going back to school is becoming incredibly daunting and I'm nervous. Luckily, I've always been a pretty decent student, but every country treats education differently, so I don't quite know what to expect. I'm quite happy I still have that month, at any rate!
Alright. "Clean room" has been on my to-do list for a week and still has not managed to get crossed off, so I better do that before I begin the packing! Also, my dad is making Swedish pancakes; my faaavourite. Hope you all have nice, relaxing Saturdays and if you are on the east coast, stay safe and all of that good stuff. To be honest, I don't really know how it's going over there, but I'm rooting for you. Go team human! I'll see you guys tomorrow. x
Days til London: 14.