but my tutor said it was good for my first one

damnsteroline  asked:

I'm going to be nosey! How was your time in England?

Kirsty, you beautiful human! How was England? Your home country? 

It was the most incredible three weeks of my life. For the first little while I stayed with my family, and then for the first time in my life I was on my own. My aunt and grandfather left me at Oxford, and just said “good luck.”

The next two weeks were a whirlwind of self discovery, widening my knowledge and just all encompassing fun. For the first time in my life I was surrounded by people that looked at me and my skills, as if they meant something. 

Basically, I had three hour classes on Mondays and Tuesdays, essay writing day on Wednesdays, and then one on one time with my tutor (teacher) on Thursdays. Let me remind you that I was taking English, so literally all that time was spent discussing books, which was incredible! As well as that, we also did day trips to places like London, which were amazing experiences.

So all in all, my trip taught me a thousand different things about English, the world, and myself in general. When I came back to my small town, it was with an air of grief, instead of the content that I was expecting. While I was happy to see my family, the actual place seemed smaller to me than ever before, and the mind’s of the townsfolk seemed to follow suit.

What does this mean for me? Well I have two years of high school left, and while I definitely want those years to go by as quickly as possible (like it’s actual hell), I have decided to use those to my advantage. Meaning that I will be writing and reading whenever possible, and all in all ensuring that I get into that incredible institution.

So how was England? Completely and utterly life changing.