Tomorrow, I am hopping on a plane and heading back to the good ol' States. As excited as I am to see my friends and family I am also not ready to say goodbye to London and the UK. This was an experience I've been dreaming about for years, and it's almost over.
I've seen Big Ben and went on the London Eye. I've visited Westminster Abbey and saw Queen Elizabeth's grave. I visited Leavesden Studios and relieved the magic of Harry Potter. I saw The Phantom of the Opera on stage. I visited Berlin for a week and caught up with Kubie after two years. I visited Hampton Court and walked the same hallways King Henry VIII did. I toured the Guinness and Jameson Factories in Dublin. And so much more. I keep saying this, but this trip has literally been a dream come true.
I couldn't have done this without so many people in my life, that have supported and helped me.
My parents, for the guidance and advice, and giving me the okay to follow my dreams.
My siblings, for all the laughs, and support. I can't wait to see you guys and go on lots of icee runs when I get home.
Anna and Meagan, I couldn't have done this without you guys. So looking forward to next semester and the shenanigans we'll get into!
And for Kalee, Kelsey, Kelly, and Cat, you girls are the best and I am so happy we all came here. I can't imagine what this trip would have been like without you girls here with me!
In some ways, leaving London is more terrifying than when I came here back in September. I've finally fulfilled something I've been dreaming about for a very long time. I don't really know what to think or even what to do... but, I guess it's like what Eugene Fitzherbert said, "Well that's the good part, I guess. You get to go find a new dream." :)