Hello everyone and welcome back! This summer flew by way too quickly. Since my last update, I visited Tybee Island (which is off the coast of Savannah) for the Fourth of July, went to Cape Cod for a family reunion, worked practically every night at the restaurant, visited Cape Cod for a week with just my nuclear family, stayed with my grandmother in New Bedford, and then spent some time with my sister, Caitie, at Colgate. I can’t believe that it’s already September. I guess the main reason for my disbelief is that I’m typing this at home rather than at my desk at school. While all of my friends are back at Holy Cross and preparing for another semester, I’m biding my time until September 29th. On that day, I’ll step onto a plane headed for London with only two suitcases (Delta’s new policy does not factor in students who are studying abroad for the year!) and I’ll begin my studies at Oxford. I am so excited. I’m not sure if that really even needed to be said. A group of my friends who are abroad all throughout Europe have already started a Facebook message indicating where we are and for how long in case if anyone wants to visit. As of right now, my friends are in Germany, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, and Scotland. That’s not including my friends who are outside of Europe, but there’s no possible way that I could visit Tina who is studying art in Melbourne, Australia.
So, how will I be spending my time until September 29th? Well, I’ve already received e-mails from my two tutors at Oxford about supplementary information that I should read before classes begin. Right now, I’m in the middle of Bede’s Ecclesiastical History of the English People. Now this sounds like my kind of summer! Note to any future English majors who might concentrate in Medieval Literature – People will look at you as if you have three heads when you tell them what you’re reading. Trust me. My extended family thinks I’m insane.
Continue to check back for updates as I begin my preparations to jump across the pond! Until then, though, you can enjoy some photos from my summer travels.
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