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Time passes. Time passed. And now, I'm ready to give London a second chance. Actually, I'm going to London because one of my favorite people in the world, moved there with her husband for a year. So this trip is a must. I would never pass up on free European lodging, especially if I also get a nearly free trip with my American Airlines skymiles. Plus, most importantly, I get to hang out with cool people. I travel in just over a week.
Before I travel, I must...write a paper, collect data for co-authors, finish statistics assignment, take statistics final, jump in the car right after aforementioned exam, drive 3 hours to the airport, get on a connecting flight, land, wait 3 hours, then catch an overnight flight to London.
But the time will go by quickly. It often does when there is too much to do in not enough time. I cope by imagining my future self, relaxing at a London cafe, grubbing on fish n chips, chatting with my friends. I will be the non-tourist tourist. I want to feel what this city is all about. Feel it the way that the natives do. I will leave the flat without a plan and get lost. Hopefully, discover the unexpected. My friend is excited to show me her discoveries and I am excited to see them. I. am. excited.