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Back in the States: The Re-adjustment Phase

Well it has been nearly a month since I returned from studying abroad in Cardiff. Even though I am happy to be back and see all my family and friends, I truly do miss living in the United Kingdom. I told my family I wish I could bottle them up and take them to the London.
It seems like once I got fully acclimated to the UK lifestyle; it was almost time for me to leave. Now that I am back here, I find myself having to readjust to my hometown and my home university. Some of the adjustments included time zone differences and weekend routine activities. For the first 3 weeks I was at home I found myself waking up at 4 a.m. central time, which would mean it was 10 a.m. in Wales. Nowadays, I wake up about 6 in the morning.
One of the things I miss the most about in being in Cardiff is walking around the city and seeing all the various architecture. I also miss many of the news contacts I made as well a restaurant I enjoyed called Nando’s.
Overall, my study abroad experience enabled me to grow mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. I am very thankful for the experience, because it has changed my life forever. For example at first I was considering a career in domestic policy, now I am going to graduate school for international policy so I can have international component in my career. Hopefully, one day I will get to come back to the United Kingdom and work in London.

Cheers,
Brandi

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