Happy A-Level Results day everyone! I hope all incoming Leicester freshers are suitably excited to start the most fun, exhausting, difficult and amazing time of your life. This time two years ago I was sat celebrating getting in to my first choice university with my parents, it’s strange how time flies. It really does not feel like two years have passed. For those of you who haven’t sorted out a university place yet, Leicester has vacancies across a wide range of subjects through clearing and adjustment (Click here to find out more – http://www.le.ac.uk/clearing2015/vacancies-home-eu/). I am more than happy to answer any questions about Leicester broadly, or more specifically any incoming American Studies students or those considering American Studies through clearing. Just ask away in the comments and I’ll get back to you! 🙂
While you’re all busy getting ready to start at the University of Leicester, I’m busy getting ready to head off to Texas to start my study abroad experience. Over the past week my social media feeds have become full with course mates jetting off for their adventures and both the nerves and excitement have really kicked in. I have just five more shifts left at work (possibly fewer) and will be having a BBQ with family and friends this Saturday as a kind of leaving party. Almost every time I do something I’m wondering if it’s the last time I’ll do it before I leave, and more frequently it is the last time – for example last Sunday was the last day off myself and my parents will have as a family until the day of my flight. Busy trying to ignore that fact, I’ve crammed my suitcase to the brim with (almost) all of my worldly possessions and went clothes shopping last weekend for some outfits more suited to the burning Texas sun. The most exciting development since I last wrote though is finding out who my roommate is for next year – we’ve been emailing back and forth and seem to get along fine so hopefully we’ll become good friends when we finally meet in just under two weeks’ time.
This summer has been mainly filled with working, so it makes sense to count down to departure in shifts at work rather than days. So in just five shifts time I’ll be saying the hardest ‘See you later’ I’ll ever have to say and waving goodbye to my parents as I walk through security to my flight. The next time I update you I may well be on American soil, and I’ll let you know how much I cry when I leave next time!