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Monday, May 23, 2011

Goodbye London...

I could not have asked for a better summer. As I am blessed with a fabulous opportunity to take one last chance to experience the 'single life' in Europe. Tomorrow I will embark on what I would like to call my ''I Can Die Tomorrow List'' I know, I know it sounds strange, but I promise I will explain. Everyone has there to do lists, honey do lists, bucket lists etc. This isn't really much of the first two it is more of a bucket list than anything.

Paris has always been my dream vacation and at 12:45 tomorrow I will be leaving  London to start a new but short adventure in Paris. I don't know French which could pose a problem. I don't exactly understand the means of transportation, and I'm not sure where we are heading anyway. What I do know is that this is the beginning of the ride of my life. I only have six more days in Europe and I must say that it has been bittersweet to think that I am leaving after being here for a total of 23 days.

I have learned a lot about myself being here, and I have learned more about those around me. It is strange to think of yourself as a tiny dot amongst a million dots on a huge map. The time change has shown me that not everything functions during the Mountain Standard time of 8-10. While I am asleep people are waking up to go to work. I have watched them whiz by me as I groggily made my way to a train station at 5 am in order to make my way to Scotland. Everything moves so fast here.

Train ride to Edinburgh 5:15 am

Cedar City is nothing in comparison to this big city that I have been plopped into for the last 17 days. There is no longer and sense of comfortability, everything is new and exciting. Getting lost is the best way to find something interesting and as long as you can get your way back to the tube you aren't lost, you are just temporarily confused. We have been confused a lot.


Big Ben

Roman Baths

 Lacock, the most beautiful place I have ever been to.

I have gotten to see some of the most incredible things here. Stonehenge, Bath, Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and the list goes on. I have loved each day here for different reasons, the new people that I have met have made all the difference in my journey. My London chapter is closing and I'm opening the doors to Paris.

There is a lot of symbolism when it comes to the door. I clost the door on things of the past to open them to things of the future. This trip is a door I will be finishing the chapters of my single life to open the door to my married life with my best friend. I was sad to leave him, but I don't regret this experience whatsoever. I have learned so much through my traveling here and gained a sense of independence. I have conquired a new country and I am about to move onto another for 4 days.

Next stop, Paris...

1 comment:

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