Leaving Leicester

Today I said goodbye (for now) to my amazing friends and the place I called home for the past three months.

On Thursday, I submitted my essays and said goodbye to my classmates and the University of Leicester campus. I waited at the bus stop one last time and watched the familiar stores pass by on the route back to my house, fully appreciating everything that I learned this semester. I now know what they mean when they say that travel changes you.

On Friday morning, as I sat on my bed staring at my suitcase and empty room, I was overwhelmed with so many different emotions and memories from my semester abroad. I can honestly say that this was the greatest experience of my life and I am so blessed to have had this opportunity. I met some of the most amazing friends I have known and experienced beauty in both cities and countryside that I didn’t realize existed.

I took a coach to Heathrow Airport in London where I met my mom, aunt, and cousin who flew in from the states to do some traveling  before we all head home for Christmas. We’re spending three days in London, three days in Paris, and three days in Prague. It’s so good to see them and I’m looking forward to experiencing some of the greatest cities in the world with my family.

I’ll write again once I arrive back in the states on December 21st to fill everyone in on our adventures! Thanks for reading and have a great holiday season!


“Travel far enough, you meet yourself.”

David Mitchell

The First Night and the Last

From the first night to the last.


One thought on “Leaving Leicester

  1. Olivia says:

    I hope you have a safe flight back. I really have enjoyed your blogs and I really enjoyed reading about your semester . It’s always interesting to read about where have gone and you’re very lucky to have that opportunity to travel that often. It’s fun to look at all the pictures of the different places that you have been in the short amount a time and with little down time in between.
    Has it been sunny over there recently? Here it has been foggy/cloudy for the past week. I am getting tired of it along with many others. But at least we are getting nice temperatures out of it. That’s one positive thing and we have hope because someone once said the sun will come out tomorrow.

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