As my departure looms ever closer I made it my aim to spend the majority of September saying my goodbyes to friends and family who I may not see for a while due to my Erasmus year abroad. I had already said my goodbyes to friends from home who went on placements and friends going to travel to other amazing places such as Australia and America. I said my goodbyes to family in Scotland who I will not see until next summer for a big family wedding (and I am one of the bridesmaids – so exciting!!). And just this weekend gone I said goodbye to some of my closest friends, the ones that I have made at university, and it was a difficult goodbye to make.
I know people always say that the friends you make at university are friends you make for life, and to be honest before starting university I didn’t believe this to be true as I had already made friends for life who I still love and cherish. However, since coming to the University of Leicester I have realised how true this saying really is as I know this to be true of my fellow Leicester archaeology students.
One of the most memorable moments, us all together at the Ancient History and Archaeology Society ball.
On Saturday night when we had our last hurrah in Leicester I promised them that at my future wedding I have a designated table just for them because I know we will still be good friends for a very long time to come. Come Monday when I board my flight to Malta a new chapter in my life will begin but another in my life will close as it will mean our archaeology crew will no longer be one. So this is dedicated to you guys, my University of Leicester friends for life, I never thought it would be possible to find people as nerdy as me and I love you all dearly and this is not goodbye…I promise!