A Resolution of Sorts
Hello everyone! I’m posting from my new apartment in Houston, Texas. I am partially moved in. I’m still waiting on a bed and my parents are bringing the rest of my things this weekend. Being back at Rice is great in some ways because I love going to class again, I love seeing my friends here, and I’m excited to return to the Rice Players and other extracurriculars. On the other hand, it’s weird not living on campus. Martel is still home, but I have to leave every night. I can’t just walk over to my friends’ rooms and hang out with them; I have to plan time to see them. It makes coming back from abroad even more of an adjustment, but I’m trying to remember how I coped last semester. I lived fifteen minutes away from Hertford College, but I ended up spending a majority of my time there instead of at my flat.
Since I have been back, many many many people have been asking me how my study abroad semester went. I tried to tell them to go look at this blog but most of them said that I wrote way too much. Some of my friends told me I should make my posts shorter even before I left for the UK, but I couldn’t help it. Now that I’m back in the US and having adventures that are a little less exciting, I am actually going to make the effort to make snappier posts. It’s not a New Year’s Resolution. I don’t like the concept of New Year’s Resolutions because I feel like most people break them. Plus I believe New Year’s is an arbitrary moment to choose as a threshold or a transition. I think people change when it’s right, not just because one or two numbers change on the calendar. And finally, I hate the date change because I swear it makes me write the wrong number at the top of every assignment for at least a month.
To all my friends going back to Hertford in the next few days, I’m so jealous. I didn’t know how much I would miss you all until I got back here. And Hertford College Boat Club, I miss your workouts. Using the erg machine by myself is not the same.