Pre-Departure: One Day to Go

So I have less than 24 hours left until I leave for Scotland. After taking my last two finals, and finishing all of my RA check-out duties, it’s finally hitting me that I am going to Scotland! I am so excited to live and experience the culture and people. I’m surprisingly not that nervous about it, which is surprising sense I tend to worry about everything. The closer and closer I get to leaving, the more and more sure I am that I made the right choice in going to Scotland. If you ask my parents, they will say I chose Scotland because I am determined to find Hogwarts. While I would be lying if I said that wasn’t totally true, I really chose Scotland because of the rich culture and the ancestral ties I have there.

I will be at the University of Stirling for the next eight weeks and I couldn’t be more excited. I know that I will be exhausted and tired from all of the traveling, but I can’t wait to see and do everything over there, I have a huge list of things that I want to see and do. Hopefully I will get some sleep tonight so I can start off my journey on the right foot. I’ve included some pictures that I think best represent my preconceived notions and ideas of Scotland (I know that Scotland is more than highlands and castles), because I think it is important to log every step of my journey, both physically and personally. So until next time (when I will finally be in Scotland) then!


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About Natalie Wallace

Hi, my name is Natalie. I am a junior at Western Oregon University working towards a major in biology and a chemistry minor. I am going abroad this summer to Stirling, Scotland and can't wait to write about all of my adventures!

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