Sunday, December 14, 2008

I'm Leaving On A Jet Plane

3 Hours.
That's all I have left of my London paradise.
I know I'm greedy by thinking that I deserve even one more day of this fabulous life, but how can I help it?
I'm convinced that no one had a better Study Abroad than London Fall 08. And I have the scientific evidence to back it up.
Not only have I had an aMAZing time here, but I have learned a lot. (Imagine that, learning on a study abroad?)

I've learned:
When they say there are going to be slight delays on the Circle Line, do NOT get on the train unless you never want to get to your final destination.
A sunny, blue sky do not mean that you won't come home looking like you just swam the English Channel.
Just because we walk everywhere and climb four flights of stairs to get to our room doesn't mean I deserve a magnum, Hummingbird's cupcake, Ben's Cookies, and possibly another Magnum. Every day.
The word cheers, when said with a British accent, can mean: please, thank you, you're welcome, hello, goodbye, pass the salt, shaken not stirred. . . and anything else a Brit needs to say.

But the most important things I've learned have been from the people I've spent these glorious months with. I wish I could name everything from every single person, but I don't think I could manage it in the three hours before my flight leaves. But to everyone of you--you touched my life. Thank you for being the type of girls that make me want to be a better person. I know I came to London for a reason, and it was to meet every one of you. You all deserve medals for putting up with me for four months. And the rest of your lives, because you're not getting rid of me!
Nothing but love.

5 comments:

Jordyn said...

If I weren't all cried out from Saddest Night Ever, I would be bawling all over after reading this post. London Fall '08 was DA BOMB (you know the inflection) and so are you.

Love,
Vanilla Bear

Sara said...

Can you believe you are in America!!!! Crazt, we miss you here and I can't wait to see you in p town

ann cannon said...

I wasn't even there with you and your lovely post made me cry. What a great group you must have had. Stay in touch. I'm still in touch with a number of my old (and yes we are old) Study Abroad friends.

Nice to have you home.

Anonymous said...

oh man. with that kind of post I wish you could have had another day in London too! But welcome back to the good ol' U.S. of A!

Lauren said...

oh alex. it was sad not to have had you for our last day there, but i am glad that i could have been there to be a part of the bestest best study abroad ever. i miss you and am so glad we are friends.