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01 July 2011 @ 03:46 am
It's officially July and I am still in England; that hasn't happened before. The 4th of July is going to be Just Another Day - no watching drunken fellow vacationers grill things and set off illegal fireworks. No fireworks over Long Pond in Maine.

I can't believe it has been nearly a year since Jojobird and I went out in a canoe with my grandparents and saw our first ever Bald Eagle on Independence Day.

I graduate in less than a week.

I leave the country 'for good' (in the 'not residing here any more' manner) this month.

I can't get excited about hugging and snuggling my best Stateside friends without feeling guilty and sad about how I have to leave my Teaside friends first. I know this is normal and there is nothing to do but feel it. I'm feeling it.

Tuesday I met with Mark-my-personal-tutor for the last time, just for a half hour of laughs. Today (as it's quarter to four) I meet with Nick-my-dissertation-supervisor for the last time, to give back the Goethe papers he lent me.

Thoughts make sleep difficult. I think I'll go take some melatonin with bedtime tea then try for sleep again.

It's July. It's really July. July takes like dark chocolate this year - it's all bitter-sweet.

Thinking not floating
"Thinking is the greatest torture in the world for most people."
Current Mood: restlessRestless.
kellychamblisskellychambliss on July 1st, 2011 03:00 am (UTC)
Maybe you'll feel like moving back to the UK someday; I know I'd love to live there for a while.

I was in Paris over the Fourth of July in 2009, and we totally forgot it was even happening.
President Airlockqueen_of_snapes on July 1st, 2011 08:02 am (UTC)
It'll be a sad day for England when you move away :( I'm glad I get to see you again before you do so!
Seekcoldthermistor on July 1st, 2011 11:46 am (UTC)
Pity though - the UK's a really nice place, or so my friends keep telling me. I'd love to go there one day, even for a sem. But no uni would take me so what's the point.

I get what you mean about the guilt though - at least are you planning to visit your Teaside friends? Or keep in touch? (LOL Teaside! I love that term! May I borrow it?)
Kiwi Crocus: Nature || Pink tree contrast.cranky__crocus on September 5th, 2011 02:40 am (UTC)
The UK is definitely a really nice place. Expensive as all frak, though!

I'm definitely planning to visit my Teaside friends. My brother is still at uni in England (he'll be a second-year this year) so I'll definitely be heading back at least for his graduation; I may travel around in a more leisurely nothing-to-do-with-school way and I would certainly try to meet with everyone then. Hahahaha, you're welcome to Teaside! I thought it was a quicker version of the Land of Tea. :D