Oh dear! I'm getting a slight case of cabin fever. I am staying with my boyfriend and his family until I can move into my flat. I am so thankful that they have let me stay with them, but I really need to get out and do something. They all work/ go to school so most of the day I'm here alone. Yesterday I went for a run. It was really nice to get outside (today its just a little to rainy for running). Here is a re-cap of my day so far.... 8am: wake up eat breakfast. 9am take a shower. 9:30am: get dressed dry hair. 10am: look up junk on internet. 11am: mattress delivered must sign paper work. 11:30am: put on makeup/ skype mom. 12pm: lunch/ paint nails. 2pm: blog/ complain about being able to do nothing all day. You see..... I really should be basking in having no responsibilities and nothing that I have to do. Alas, no I am really looking forward to having a schedule. I really want to start classes and get settled. I'm going to email my professor today and see when out program induction is set to take place. Can't wait! Can't wait! Can't wait!
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
So today is the first official day that I have been in Scotland to "live". I'm here, I've made it! Grad school seems so surreal. I move into my flat on Saturday and classes start a few days after that. I can't believe its finally time. I'm a little anxious about moving in. When I packed, I only packed what was essential since I am staying for an extended period of time. I'm having packages shipped from home once I'm settled. Until then however, my room is going to be bare and uninviting. I suppose I could buy things to decorate, but I really want to have some of my own things to make it feel like home. I tried to sneak a few nick knacks into my luggage but my bags were already over weight. :( The first time I packed my suitcase was around 80 pounds.... I'm only allowed 50. Needles to say I ended up taking another bag. Even then here just wasn't enough room for anything non essential. Besides that though I am so excited to meet the people I'll be living with and the people I'll be studying with! The University of Stirling, from what I understand, has a very diverse student body with people from all over the world. I've already been in contact with three other post graduate students, two of whom are in my program, and they are all international. This is honestly the most exciting think I have ever done. I can't wait for it to all begin.