Oh dear, it’s been a bit too long since I’ve last updated. St. Patrick’s Day passed by without too much to comment on. It’s just that I hardly ever know what to talk about. What did I do this week? Oh, the usual. But I realize that the “usual” is probably still interesting to those wondering what’s going on over here in Glasgow. And I’m guaranteed to miss the “usual” when I head back to the states. So here’s a glimpse of my usual:
Class, rehearsal, archery, drinks and general socialization, homework, exploring the city. Honestly, sometimes I feel accomplished when I manage to do all my laundry.
I think I make it out to be more boring than it actually is, though.
This last week brought about the premier of The Hunger Games, which I happily attended–braid and all–the night before the opening. Before that, I was able to see Spamalot! at the King’s Theatre here and it was amazing! I don’t know why I hadn’t ever seen it before. Definitely a good decision to go. I’ve also been out to the West End a couple times. I absolutely love the Botanic Gardens, and with the warmer weather settling over Scotland, they’re an ideal place to visit. I’ve been there twice now, once on a day out and again today for a book fair, but I plan on going back later this week. After the book fair, I had lunch at The Hillhead Bookclub and picked up a vintage necklace for £2. I’ve also walked around the Merchant City at night a bit more–by now it’s really become my home.
I suppose that’s what the “usual” signifies–that I’ve made my place at home. All the streets and places that confused me before are now familiar, with names and memories attached to them. I still feel like a “tourist” at times, running around with my camera, and I’m still learning what things mean (like “steaming,” for example). But I’ve come to think of Glasgow as my home. I really, truly am in love with this city. I love everything about it. I’ve never lived in a large city before, so I know that’s part of it, but there really is just something about Glasgow. I wish I could take it and everyone back with me and drop them over Iowa City. I’m really going to miss a lot when I go home.
I have awhile until that happens, however. I still have two more months to go, and I just found out that my boyfriend will be coming to visit me when the University of Iowa lets out in May! I’m really, really excited about it. I can’t wait to see him and show him around my city. The trickiest part is budgeting for it. It always is. I’ve already started a list of places to go, though. Yay!
In a week, I’ll be heading to Loch Lomond, and not soon after, on spring break. So, yes, I will definitely update when I return from that trip. It’s been a headache trying to prepare, from purchasing tickets to researching hostels to planning a schedule, and we still have quite a bit to do before we leave. But it’s sure to be an adventure, and you can look forward to that update. Hopefully soon after, because I’m going to try and write my essays before I go. Yes, hopefully.
I apologize that this particular update doesn’t have much of a theme and that it’s not really much in the way of writing, but at least it’s something, right? I’ll try harder next time.