Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thoughts on Being Thankful

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Even though I'm spending the entire day at Parliament in London today, I'm still trying to grasp a bit of the Thanksgiving spirit! It's really weird being here and not home, not because it makes me feel very homesick, but because I could almost forget it was Thanksgiving if my mom wasn't here. Since I'd like to still do a bit of celebrating, I thought I'd do so here, because clearly the Brits don't celebrate Thanksgiving, hence why I'm on a school trip all day. 
This year I'm thankful for a great many things, but mostly the fact that I'm getting to do something I've always wanted - study abroad in England. I've talked about it before so I won't harp on it too much, but I feel so blessed to be getting to live here and go to school in a place that I've come to love with people that I adore and travel to amazing city after amazing city. The only problem is that I never want to leave, and I think that's where being thankful today comes in, because I'm trying to be thankful for the time and experiences I've had instead of being sad about the little time I have left, which is much harder than I thought it'd be. 
It feels so silly now how scared I was before I left and how much of a production leaving was, because if I could go back now I'd laugh at the way I didn't want to go, because now I never want to come back. I mean, I miss my home town, and my friends, and my family, and the familiarity of knowing everything about where I live, but I mean, it's England, it's the Brits…it's basically Hogwarts..who would want to leave?
-getting back on track- 
I guess my point is that lately all I've done is throw fits that I have to leave and make plans for when I'm coming back (May 2016 can't come fast enough), but my goal for today and for all my time left is to be thankful for the time I've had and appreciate the way I've gotten to really achieve a goal I've been chasing and working towards for a long time. I'm sad, I really am, but I'm also happy that I've been able to come, and make friends, and travel (and take really legit insta photos), because some people never get to do even that, so for that I am thankful. 
Other things I'm thankful for: 
good parking spots
British accents
sunny days and clear blue skies
Coke
mixed berry ale
chocolate and macarons
Ralph Lauren
Harry Styles
music
best friends
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