Monday, 18 August 2014

Settling in!

So I'm having the best time so far and I've only been here 6 days! My halls are incredible, and my floor luckily, is the life and soul of the building. My room mate is interesting.. She's very sweet but is about 4 ft 9, has an afro, wears funny clothes and is a bit anal about things in the room. HOWEVER she is a sweety at heart and I plan on getting her involved with my new friends (yes that's right JB, I have made friends). My friends are mainly boys- I have met a lot of Australian boys who are just really cool and relaxed. I didn't have to try very hard with them and we all sort of just clicked so I'm loving them, especially one called Sam, he's like my BF already!

Grace, there's this one boy called Jack from Sheffield and he's literally the funniest person ever. You would love him, he's such a northerner so I'm getting a little part of you from him! I've been out three nights in a row and I'm feeling the effects (like an absolute granny)! Being 20 is a bit awkward here, cos you have to make sure you don't get caught drinking by your halls or the police obvs. But so far I've managed to get away with it! Fingers crossed I'll make it the whole year without a warning.

The culture here is CRAZY. They love their nation and especially the Uni- NCSU. There's so much merchandise everywhere, I've started joining in!! FREE T-SHIRTS WAHOOOOO. The fashion here is rubbish, literally t-shirts and shorts are the thing here, no one wears anything else and I'm not even joking- only the internationals look different. The Australian girls are especially stylish so Grace you must be having a ball.

I went around the theatre space today, had a proper tour and it's amazing, the Americans go big!! 2 theatres- one is massive and then all these different spaces for costume and design and shiz. The staff I met seem so cool as well so that'll be really good I hope and there are some auditions coming up for a couple of plays so all is exciting here.

Writing this is making me feel very home sick but only for you guys! I love you both so much and am missing you and always thinking of you. xxxx

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Kicking in...

So now it's really becoming real. I'm lying in my bed for the last time for what might be a whole year. I've said my goodbyes to everyone but my immediate family and its hard. I'm so excited I guess for the year but it's just not popping into my head right now. I feel ready though which is very important, I want to meet new people, experience new things and above all have the best time! I love England but I imagine America could become my home one day. I'm apprehensive about a lot of things, especially meeting my new room mate actually, I hope we get along and that she's chilled with stuff. I hope I find friends and that I don't get fat! Its all becoming so real and maybe I'm not over excited because I just KNOW that this is right- I've been waiting to do this for years so I'm just ready. Really ready to go out and make my mark on some more things and most importantly people.

It was really tough saying bye to Ollie, it was a strange week and I'm feeling a little scared about how its going to be between us because I saw a different side to him and myself. I know it can't be happy clappy all the time but my thoughts at the moment are 'do i really want a long term thing so soon after Guy' and Ollie gave me plenty of chances to say but I never did, so in some world, I want Ollie. I just don't know what's right so I'm going to put my faith in the Lord and pray, pray for whatever is right- whatever is right for my path.

I can't wait for the people, the scenery, the football! And the red cups of course.

So long England and so the journey begins.....