While there are some unglamorous things that can happen to you while abroad, there are oftentimes things that happen which make you want to quit your program entirely. I've had a few of these close calls my first semester if we're being honest. This semester, I've started to get into the swing of things and make the best of the good days I do have. But, reality isn't perfect.
When I got locked out of my apartment and paid a locksmith $380 to let me inGiphy
When I went to Italy and found out there was lice in the apartment I was inGiphy
When I thought I was going to miss my flight back to London when the shuttle got delayedGiphy
When something new seemed to break in my apartment every dayGiphy
When you've been on a constant cycle of catching an infection because of people congestionGiphy
Everytime I notice more rats scurrying along the subway platformGiphy
The amount of times my bus would randomly stop and tell everyone to get off in the freezing pouring rainGiphy
When our heating stopped working during the coldest weekend in LondonGiphy
When my landlord refuses to acknowledge/take care of issues in the apartmentGiphy
Every time I end up stuck on a delayed tubeGiphy
At the end of the day I know these experiences will help shape me for the better and they all serve as lessons learned. Here's to a better second semester.