Flying Solo Once Again: Blenheim Palace
I thought that my only adventure left would be Belgium with the Hertford Choir, but during my last few days in Oxford, I decided to plan one more solo adventure for myself, sort of like my trips to Bath, Paris, and Stratford at the beginning of term. I had heard from some other friends that Blenheim Palace was only a thirty-minute bus ride away. So I woke up early on Sunday morning and caught...
The Beginning of the End
I thought my last week at Oxford would be really emotional. I’m the kind of sensitive person that usually has a difficult time with goodbye’s and I couldn’t imagine how saying goodbye to this magical university and all the people within it would work out—especially since I had no idea when I would be able to return to the United Kingdom. But, I had so much fun in the course of this last week...
Surreal Seventh Week
(I apologize for all the alliteration in the titles—and the assonance in this sentence—but I couldn’t help myself) Seventh week was one of the most fun, most life-changing, and most stressful weeks for me here in Oxford. It was a bundle of emotions that turned my normal Oxford week upside down. I still think I’m learning from my experiences during this week. But, in many ways, that’s what makes...
Leaving for Belgium!
Heya, I’m leaving for Belgium today! I’m sad to be leaving Oxford, but most people have left here and some of my best friends will be waiting for me at St. Pancras today. It’s going to be quite the adventure. I’m hoping it will end up something like this again— Technically I still have one more day in Oxford when I get back, but it’s going to be a very...
An Academic Ending
I finished my last tutorial at Oxford just a little under an hour ago. In some ways, I want to shout for joy because there will be no more 500 pg novels to read in three days, no more 2000 word (which for me end up as 3500 words) essays to write in the remaining days of the week, no more waking up early to sit in the library all day. But on the other hand, I’m incredibly sad. While I...