Learning to Stop, Dance, and Relax
It’s crazy and sad to think that I’m already half way through my time here at Oxford. It has already been one month. On the other hand, as this week has shown me, I have done quite a lot in the span of this one month and that I still have a lot more to look forward to in the coming one. And more importantly, I need to slow down to enjoy all of it.
I started off the week on a great note. After finishing my paper Sunday morning at yet another café (Morton’s, which had a yummy hazelnut cappuccino), I had the rest of the day free to celebrate Halloween. So many people had warned me that Halloween here is not as crazy as it is in the States. I don’t know if it’s because I’m not so interested in the creepy or because two of the big Rice Halloween celebrations include being naked, but I’ve never been a huge fan of the holiday and I wasn’t too bummed about missing out on the “American” version. I thought I was just going to skip the whole thing, go back to my room, and finish editing my paper, but my Hertford friends had other plans. They made sure that not only did I go to formal hall that night, but that I accompanied them to the Halloween BOP afterwards. And I must say, it was one of the best Halloweens I’ve ever had.