Hi devoted readers,
Hope you’re all doing well and enjoying these last few weeks of summer sunshine. I just arrived home (Arlington,VA) after spending the summer interning for Town&Country magazine in NYC. I absolutely loved my internship (not sure if you caught the blog posts..), but I am very happy to have this month to relax and prepare for this wonderful journey that I am about to embark on. That brings me to the whole point of this blog post. I am going to be spending my junior year abroad studying at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. 🙂
I have been eagerly awaiting this year for what seems like forever. I think I found out around March that I would be spending my junior year across the pond at the Home of Golf. Since then, I have been stalking the St. Andrews Facebook page, reading every sort of article on BuzzFeed about Scotland, and breaking in my Barbour jacket (just kidding, it’s a little hot for that). I probably have spent a good 45 hours on Pinterest trying to perfect my abroad bucket list. Oh, and I started watching Outlander in the hopes of familiarizing myself with the Scottish culture (I have a feeling I will get used to the ruggedly handsome men and the picturesque villages). Even though I have been living in this perpetual state of anticipation for a year, I can’t believe that now I leave in less than a month. I mean, I am in awe. I can’t believe that this is happening to me, and I can’t believe how unprepared I am. Like the whole Visa process? I know nothing. Not to mention what to pack….. I feel hopeless when it comes to all the logistics of studying abroad, and I just pray that it all works out.
I made a promise to myself to try to write/ blog every day while I am abroad… so I am going to try to do that (but let’s be real, we all know how life just sometimes gets in the way). Looking forward to blogging more!
Thanks for Reading,
Caroline Keane '17