I did spend the majority of this trip studying. BUT that was my expectation and intention coming here. These classes were hard and crunched into a month! I don't regret the nights I chose to stay at home or the nights I came home earlier than the group. I worked really hard for my grades and feel like I completely earned them. Today I got A's on both of my finals which means A's in both of the classes and I am so HAPPY! Hard work really does pay off.
I enjoyed the group excursion to Bath and the time I spent doing things around the area such as visiting Lyme Regis, Dorchester, and all of the little towns in between. I loved the cliffs and the hiking and the weather was perfect! Especially since I heard it's been 90 in Flagstaff! I love that there are so many things to do outdoors here because that's where I like to be when I'm in Flagstaff.
I am glad that I worked as hard as I did. Even if it meant sacrificing time I could have spent on the beach, out with friends, or exploring. Now I get to go to London and spend 4 days not worrying about school! I would hate to have gotten B's and been beating myself up the whole time instead of having fun. I can stay out as late as I want and do whatever I want and I know I will totally enjoy myself the entire time.
I am excited to see a different side of England, even if it is the touristy side. I am hoping to go on a double decker tour bus and do all of the things you are supposed to do while in London. I feel so blessed to have been able to come to WestBay and study abroad and now I am so blessed to be going to London to have some fun. Work hard, play hard.
With all of that said I am still counting down the days until I return home to Flagstaff! I can't wait to see my family and friends and Darby of course. 33 days is a long time!
I will be sure to post lots of pictures from London!