My last days in London were spent studying and writing papers for finals. On Thursday I turned in my last final paper. That night Tim and I went to a Christmas Service at St. Paul’s Cathedral. The music was beautiful and the cathedral was stunning from the inside. I am really glad I was able to attend a service at St. Paul’s, one of the world’s most recognizable churches.
Friday was almost surreal for me. Well aware I was leaving London the next day, I was at the point where I wanted to try to just take it all in. It was hard to find things to occupy myself during the day. I ended up taking a last walk over to Regents Park and to Primrose Hill. It was good exercise and got my mind off the sadness of leaving. Reaching the top of Primrose Hill was amazing. The view of London is absolutely amazing and totally worth the hour walk it took to get there.
I spent the rest of the day hanging out in Nido, cleaning my room, and packing. I played my last game of pool in the Nido cafe. I tried to get some sleep but really was unsuccessful. My roommate Pat and I said our sad good byes to all our London friends at 4 in the morning before heading down to catch our taxi to Heathrow.
18 hours of travel later, I was back home. I was so excited and happy to see my family. It’s great to be back home.
Sometimes good things must come to an end. And so it was with my time in London. After three months of living abroad I was ready to return home. I can remember it as clearly as yesterday when I left home and began my journey to London back in September. Three months later, I am back home in Buffalo NY writing my last blog post. Looking back on my experience I learned many things about myself, the United Kingdom, London, and Europe. I still can’t believe how fortunate I was to be able to spend three months of my life studying abroad. It was definitely one of the best experience of my life and something I will never, ever forget.