As I type this I’m sat on a train at Paddington station, soon to be headed back to uni.
I’m already missing home.
I won’t lie, I’ve considered chaining myself to the gates and refusing to go…or just hurling myself out the window with my suitcase and three bags…
…it’s all good I’ll hitch a cow back to Essex.
Out of all the places I’ve visited in the world, I still think London is my favourite…I’m almost regretting my decision to refuse to go to uni there…almost.
So jealous of all you London students, you have the world at your feet!
Actually, don’t worry I just remembered how much I spent on that bloody disgusting Pret sandwich on Friday.
All in all this week has been very strange. It’s finally sunk in that for the next three years I will be calling two places “home” and I’ll have two families to go back to, which means that I will be in a perpetual state of homesickness.
Oh an did I mention that I may possibly be moving to America next year?
Yeah, so that happened.
Turns out I have the opportunity to go and study at the wonderful college of William and Mary in Virginia. Everyone I’ve spoken to says I have to go….so I’m going…
…all I’ve got to do is write a stunning application, get two great academic references and total 65% in my first year.
*Bangs head against pull out tray*
I only spent three months of my life and £500 applying to American universities already.
I’m not a 100% sure that this is a real word, but its on Urban Dictionary and that’s all that matters really isn’t it?
Being British is all the rage right now what with One Direction and….err…One Direction and although I’m extremely patriotic and I love my home country, I kinda have a thing for all things American.
I applied to four American colleges alongside my British ones. I love the idea of a well-rounded university experience, where extra-curriculars are just as important as academics. I love the teaching system, where it’s okay to not know exactly what you want to do, and to dabble in other subjects. I love the general grandness and beauty of the campuses…uugghhh FEELS.
Admittedly I did not put the required amount of work into my applications *couch* SATs *cough* but I still get a little stab of pain every time I think of what could have been.
Or see the Facebook photos of a girl who went to my school and is now happily settling in to NYU.
I’m not jealous.
A teensy bit.
I can’t even pinpoint what it is exactly that draws me to it. In actual fact my trip to LA was a little disappointing…and downright terrifying at times…I’ll be writing a post about it soon…you shall see.
There’s been a few occasions at uni when I’ve walked past some US exchange students with American accents.
Does anyone else have similar unaccountable, misplaced feelings about the states? I know that being an Anglophile is kind of a big thing in America but I’ve never heard of it in reverse.
I think we should call it “across the pond syndrome”.
Anyone have a spare ticket to New York?