Tomorrow, I’m leaving Crawford Passage and headed to Dorset, the first stop of a very long, exciting two months that will undoubtedly change my life.
I’ve been trying to figure out how to sum up my experience in London in this blog. I’ve written out a whole blog on what it meant, the people that were here, the moments that I will never forget. I’ve re-written and re-written it a million times. But I've decided instead just to settle with this short post.
I really came to terms with the ending the other day when I had a meeting with my advisor Jill. She talked to me about moving on and how she had thought that this experience had changed me, including the people I’ve become friends with, the things I’ve done for myself and the chances I’ve taken. She helped me realize the positive things I’ve done and how I have so much more to do beyond here, and so much more to offer to other people. She helped me realize that the places my life will take me from here will be equally as amazing, because I can make it what I want it to be, as long as I continue to take chances, and continue to care about people the way I do.
In the end, I realize that all I have to say is easily summed up into this one little paragraph. The last four months have been some of the most amazing months of my life, for a couple, very important reasons: the places I’ve challenged myself to go, the fun I’ve had and the people I’ve let into my life. I think that is all that really matters in the end. Now, although this has all been great, and amazing, I realize that it has to end, so that I can go to the next thing.
Tomorrow, my friends board a bus at 6 AM, and they will be on their way back to America.
As for me, I’ll be there to say good -bye, put on my backpack, and head to Victoria Bus Station. I'm sure memories of the last four months will be racing through my head.
Reminiscing is great, but living in the past too long is never that good. As for my future, thanks to this experience and the talk I had with Jill, I’ve learned that it doesn’t need to be so scary or terrifying…because I will make it whatever I want it to be.