New Adventures Are Scary But Exciting
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New Adventures Are Scary But Exciting

I'm heading out of Madison next semester and will be studying in London. I'm so excited for the experience, but its also a little terrifyed moving to a completely new place, but I think that's the beauty of it.

New Adventures Are Scary But Exciting
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In less than a month I will be living and studying in London. I'm so excited to live in such a cool city and learn all that it has to offer. I will get to travel all over London, and even throughout Europe and I can't wait. But a part of me is worried about the big change. I know I will miss my friends, family, and everything about home.

While this won't be the first time I move away from home, it will be the first time living in a completely different culture and time zone across the world. I'm lucky I won't have to learn a new language, but it will a change enough to learn the way the people of London live. I know it will be uncomfortable at first and will take some getting used to, but I know I will learn to love the newness of the experience.

I know the biggest thing to get over for me will be stepping out of my comfort zone. Moving across the country to live with people I've never met is quite out of my comfort zone but I know I will make new friends and learn so much from the experience.

It's easy for me to focus on the things about this upcoming trip that scare me, but when I take a step back and think about all the things that will be so cool, I get really excited. I'm excited to live on my own in a new country. I think I'm going to gain a whole new sense of independence and will learn all about traveling alone. I excited to make London my home, and create a new everyday routine in a whole new place. I'll find my favorite restaurants, stores, coffee shops, parks, and more. Even though I'm only there for four months, I will get to make London my own and I'm excited for that.

I will learn how to pack light and to be more spontaneous. I can't wait to look back at my semester and at the end of my time in London and see all the new places I went to and things I did all throughout Europe. While I know I'm going to miss my friends and family so much it makes my heart hurt thinking about it, I know that they will be with me in spirit as I embark on this new journey. Cheers to this trip and new experience!

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