I'm kinda nervous.
Does this mean I'm really moving?
I guess so.
But there's still a bit of a way to go yet.
What do you think of my new place?
So originally I'd planned to start a new year abroad blog, but I've decided to just mix it in with my existing blog rather than running the risk of no-one reading either. I'm hoping my current readers will be interested in what I'm going to be up to in Minnesota, and I also hope the readers of my old blog will follow me here.
So I have two weeks left in the country. It's kind of starting to hit me. Ish.
I've got a few more things to sort out, but I'm getting there now.
I just can't believe it's come so fast.
Packing is going to be a nightmare. I hate packing. And it's even harder with a luggage allowance.
I have an idea of the sort of things I need but I know I'll be pining for everything I'm going to miss behind.
There are a lot of things I'm going to miss about going away.
My parents, my beautiful friends, my life at university.
And daft things; people taking the mick out my inherent northerness ("that's what I wotted."), my job, all the clothes I won't be able to wear.
Fish and Chips.
New Look. Primark.
I guess you only start to realise all the great things you have when you're about the leave them behind.
I don't think I ever really thought about the culture shock. It's only America, right?
But I'm born and bred in England. I'm a real English girl, and proud.
But there are a lot of things that are going to be different.
Living with different people, people from different backgrounds, a different way of life, a different learning style.
A lot of changes.
And I'm not great with change.
But I am excited.
I want to try new things, meet new people.
I love my friends and I love my life. I'm comfortable.
But maybe you have to change things. Maybe comfort isn't a bad thing.
I hope I learn a lot.
Part of me hopes that nothing changes too much.
The other half hopes it is completely different.
Thank you for following me to my new blog.
I hope you enjoy it.