Moving to London: T-Minus 3 Months
So, most of you know that I am planning to move to London in September for graduate school. I will be there a total of a year and I am more than excited to get that process started. I'm ready for some change of scenery and meeting new people. I'm also super excited about blogger meet-ups and meeting some of the people that I've interacted with on Twitter. It will be nice to no longer have to be virtual but better yet in person!
With this move comes lots of emotions like fear, anxiety, excitement, happiness and being scared! I've never moved too far away from home let alone across an ocean. My mom raised me, however, to be independent and self-sufficient. She always taught me to chase my dreams and never give up on what I want to accomplish. Living abroad has been a dream of mine for the past few years and I can't even put into words how excited I am that it's finally coming true.
I submitted my final transcripts from school to Kingston and am eagerly awaiting my "unconditional offer" from the school. I also just got an email about accommodation that made it that much more real. After I receive my confirmation that I am for sure able to go then begins the planning! I have to figure out how my money will transfer, where I want to live and I have to get my Visa!
I'm writing this merely to ask you simply to give me some advice! I know that I have a lot of people who read from the UK and that excites me! I want to come there and see the touristy things but I also want to immerse myself in the culture. Where are the best places to eat? To see a movie? To have a cup of coffee?
If you've studied abroad before, how is the process? Was it easy for you? Did you have a hard time adjusting to a different culture?
I spent almost 10 days in the Dominican Republic but this is not even the same. I am actually moving and staying in a place for an entire year. While I look forward to it, there are still some huge anxieties and I don't think it would be normal if I wasn't the slightest bit afraid.
I would love some positive vibes, comments, advice, information, etc! I'm sure a lot of you are more knowledgeable on this subject and so I look forward to hopefully hearing from you!
Xx, Voyageur Kalee