Both since I got back from London and since I blogged here :) Things are going pretty good. I’m definitely not the same person I was before London, and that is exactly what I wanted. I never wanted to just revert back to ‘me.’ So look out world, there’s a new, fiery Ally in the world!
On another note, I can begin to decipher the huge differences between my country and London now. We have such a huge, built up, physical power structure. Large, blocky buildings and highways, tall buildings that loom over cities. We have giant cities sprawled everywhere, and little rural and small populated farming towns scattered across 50 states. But London, clearly, is so much older. And I have gained a deep appreciation for that! Their architecture constantly changes from every part of the city you visit, and yes they’re huge and have big buildings, but they mean something. It’s not a big Wal*Mart somewhere, it’s a theatre or a bookstore built into a landmark place!
I loved everything about that trip, and now, 6 weeks later I’m still getting questions and I’ve been rendered speechless. How do you keep talking about something that you’ve explored so much? Verbally and physically? I just don’t know what to say anymore. I mostly just want to cry because I realize how lucky I was to experience that.
And tomorrow we have an info session for any students who want to go in 2 years. And oh my god will they have one hell of a presentation for them! All 17 of us, and our professor, just miss it so much and we are constantly around each other and talking about it and man. London was…..better than perfect.