I only have 3 more days until I leave the USA. I have packed a suitcase of clothes and every day, I am getting rid of something. It's half empty now so I am rather pleased with that. I flew to Boston with Collin at the beginning of summer, and that took away a lot of my fears of airports, security, and plane riding. I've flown to Korea before but I was with my mom and at that point in someone's life, you just do whatever they do and go wherever they go. I do have a slight fear of planes though, probably thanks to shows like Lost and books like Hachet.
On the way home from Boston, we hit quite a bit of turbulence. There was a storm happening that week and was pretty much spread everywhere. I was sitting in the middle between Collin and this woman, who I assumed was a teacher because she was writing easy critical thinking questions regarding certain novels and books on a paper. The plane started to shake. While most people, like Collin and me, would hold onto the arm rest during this bumpiness, the woman beside me latched onto my arm like a cat being dragged by their tail! She shut the window beside her and even the one that belonged to the people in front of us. As she clenched to my arm, she held the seat of the person in front of her and repeatedly said, "OH GOD! OH GOD, OH GOD, OH GOD!" She kept her eyes shut and her grip grew stronger. Collin peered over, wide eyed just as much as I was, and we both stifled laughs. Albeit, it was a pretty scary experience. After she let go of me, she pat my arm and apologized. During the rest of the flight, she still held my arm as tightly as she could any time there would be a slight bump.
I can only hope that I sit next to someone as eccentric as that, but preferably on a smoother ride. It's suppose to be raining when I land though, so I imagine it won't be.
There is still something going on with my financial aid and I won't be able to receive any of it until after I am already in London, but hopefully this is the last trial I'll be experiencing with it. I just want to enjoy my time there, which will happen regardless because London offers many free activities to experience. Nearly every museum in London is free, not like in the USA. I wish that were true here. More people could go to museums on a whim and learn about art instead of it having this "elitism" it sometimes has.
I wonder what sort of things I'll find in London. Haha, I just realized that not too long ago, this statement seemed like a dream. It still kind of feels like it! I know that one thing I do want to visit is an art shop. I am also realizing that I can't wait to walk everywhere and won't mind getting rained on. (ha, I say that now)
I probably won't update anymore until I am there, but I will try to update as much as I can.
Wish me luck! (especially with the financial aid situation!)