If I thought my departure for London came quickly back in June, the moment for bidding London farewell came even faster. Before I knew it, I was saying good-bye to my boss, packing my bags, and spending one glorious last day exploring Buckingham Palace, the Wallace Collection, St. Paul’s, and walking down the South Bank of the Thames. Even though I had spent 9 amazing weeks there, I felt as though I had just barely scraped the tip of the iceberg when it came to exploring this fantastic city.
Now it’s back to Tucson, and back to the University of Arizona. Already the first day of class is tomorrow, and I’m wondering where my summer went. It goes without saying that I miss London sorely. Never have I ever been in a city so full of history, art, music, and culture, and never had I ever been more in my element; I knew so much already before going to London, and my summer there was like going to a buffet where I had my fill of art, music, and culture. I think I will miss that the most.
But at the same time, it is good to be back. I’ve never appreciated the gorgeous sunsets more than I do now. I definitely missed my family and friends, and I do have to admit that I am looking forward to the year ahead. I learned so much about myself in my internship, and now I am wondering: What else am I capable of? The summer may be coming to an end, but it is just another beginning. I am eager to answer that question as my journey continues onwards towards the future.