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I apologize to every travel blogger that I silently chided for not keeping up with their blog.  Prior to departing the US, I didn't understand why someone wouldn't keep up with their blog, but now I totally get it.  Life abroad is so engaging and absorbing that time seems to slip away--the weeks melt into the weekends, the weekends melt into each other, and before you know it, a month has gone by.  Today actually marks the one-month mark for me...wow.

A lot has happened since I last updated!  Two weekends ago I went to Amsterdam and Belgium (post to come this weekend!) and last weekend I ventured to Scotland (again, stay 'tuned for a post this weekend!).  I've also solidified plans for the 17 days that I have in between my London program and my semester in France.  From London, I'll fly to Athens, take a ferry to one of the Greek islands, and then spend 16 days volunteering at a wildlife hospital.  In exchange for 2 hours of work a day, I'll get a free room in a farmhouse and the rest of the day to explore the island, beach hop, and cliff dive.  Can you say heaven?  From Greece, I'll fly directly to Paris to start my next adventure.  Needless to say, I've definitely developed a bad case of wanderlust...and I have a feeling that it only gets worse from here.

Unfortunately, wanderlust isn't the only thing that I caught.  Over the weekend in Scotland I started to feel a bit under the weather, and it developed into being full on sick come Sunday night.  I spent most of Monday and Tuesday in bed, missing my internship, class, and a play that I was supposed to see for my theatre class.  Thankfully I was mostly back on my feet today for my classes--theatre (a bit pointless for me today since it was a discussion of last night's play) and my internship course.  The latter class involved a 7 minute presentation about my internship, the company's industry, the work that I've been doing, and my cultural observations.  As a dork that loves giving presentations (thank you 5 years of competitive speech), I had a lot of fun with it.  Notwithstanding, being finished with it (and most of the major work for the class) is even better :)  Take that, sickness!  haha.

Currently I'm sitting in my friends' flat, enjoying a glass of white wine, being entertained by some fabulous company, and singing along to Michael Buble.  Life couldn't be better.

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