Kari goes to Lincoln, England
Well today marks one month that I have been here in England. And wow it sure doesn't feel like it has been a month. To try to cap on what I have all done - it's been an experience to say the least. There have been a few rough spots like my birthday, which was hard with family and friends not here. There have been times where I have wondered why I thought coming to England would be a good idea. The thought - "Why did I think I could study abroad for 4 months in another country?" went through my head a few times. But there have been lots of good times. I have met so many wonderful people and have just come off an amazing week. All of my classes went well and I am starting to get to know people in my classes better and its fun talking to them walking out of class and such. People text me to go out and that's fun. Like this girl I met one Saturday at a club texted me the next week and was like are you coming out? That made me feel good to know that someone was thinking about me and wanted to spend time with me. I continue to meet new people everyday. For example, yesterday I went to the Big Wok with Dave and met his flat mate and last night I went out with Ben (who was at MSU last semester) and met his friends. I had one guy ask me if I was Irish. Do I sound Irish? I will never get over how much America is talked about here. People know so much about it here. I will be talking to people and they ask me where I am from. I say America and they say No, where in America. They assume that I know that they know I am from America and want to know what state I am from. How am I supposed to know that? Especially when people think I am Irish....that was pretty funny. American music, movies, comparisons in class to America this and that. Its all pretty interesting, I like getting a different perspective. I tried out for the play "A mid-summer nights dream" on the second day of school and that is going well. I see the other people on campus and have been getting to know them and enjoy going to practice the two nights a week that I have it. Right now I am really excited because I am planning a trip to Rome for the first week in March to visit my friend Dani who is also studying abroad and is from MSUM. The following week she is coming to visit and we are going to spend a day or so in Lincoln and the rest of the weekend in London. I am excited to see both of those places. Lincoln is beginning to feel like home. I have started using phrases that they use here and really like tea and some of the other things that are uniquely English, but have yet to try Fish n Chips. I have a lot more adventures ahead of me and look forward to sharing them with you and keeping you posted.