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Sunday, 17 August 2014

Crissy Chats #17: One month

And suddenly, it hit me.

You may remember my post, back in March. On March 28th I knew I was moving to England for half a year and three days later I posted it on my blog, sharing the good news. It's been an awful lot of months and it hit me in August that I'm moving in a month. (N/A: As I'm editing this, there is EXACTLY one month left. I wrote this post on August 6th, I'm posting it on August 17th and leaving on September 17th)

My name's Cristina and I've never been away from my house more than two weeks. Sure thing, I went to London for two weeks and they were the best weeks in my life - but this is real life now. Not holidays, not coming back home until Christmas. I'm moving to a different country, with a different culture, to study.

I've always wanted this. Everybody was going on trips to England or Ireland to improve their English skills and I always stayed at home. Fun fact though, my English drastically improved while at home. I'm not going to say it was better than theirs but it definitely was at their same level. I daydreamt over and over again about studying in England (how would it be like? how would the weather be like? Cloudy, of course, but their clouds aren't the same as ours, I refuse to believe that!)
Frame: 3€ at Tiger

Studying abroad was a dream of mine since my teenager years and going on Erasmus is something I've wanted ever since I knew what Erasmus was (holy bananas! Studying abroad! Meeting new people from different places! Travelling a lot!)

But suddenly it hit me. Damn, I'm leaving in a month and I'm going to be away from home for a while. I have always thought that I have to spend time away to remember to miss my little island. Mind you - I always miss my family and friends, but sometimes I don't miss my island at all and going away from it will only make me love it even more. That's what I hope, at least.

It is also the reason why I printed 100 pictures from 2008 to 2014, from random trips and random nights, random moments, random things and memories I still cherish. I want to put them somewhere in my accommodation - not all 100 of them, just maybe 4 o 5 - to at least trick my mind into thinking that I'm not more than a thousand miles away from home.

I'm leaving in a month and not coming back until Christmas, like those Christmassy movies in which the relative comes back for Holidays. And I'll be leaving the day after my 22nd birthday and then back home the following month unless they allow me to stay the year. 

No, I'm not scared. I'm thrilled, excited, a bit impatient but also just overall shocked because so many months have passed and I just can't believe I'm going that soon. But yes, it's one of my biggest dreams - if not the biggest - studying abroad. So I'm going to go for it like a cannonball.


  1. That's so exciting, good luck with everything! I'm thinking about studying abroad as well, it sounds like a wonderful opportunity :)

    1. Thank you very much! You should take the chance! xxx

  2. Awww, you'll have the time of your life. But I know that feelings... It's just as exciting as it's scary. (Aaaaand we'll meet again. ♥) xx


    1. We'll meet agaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaain!!!!!!!!!!!!! xxx

  3. Oh wow Cristina you really are so inspirational! It's amazing to hear that you are living life to the fullest and going for your goals and in the direction of your dreams. I really hope the UK is all you imagine it to be, and you settle in quickly. Most people are helpful, and I'm sure you'll enjoy your time here :) Yorkshire is a beautiful, BEAUTIFUL place and Northerners are so kind and friendly (much friendlier than Londoners haha). I so hope all your dreams come true while you're there <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

    1. Sophie you're a sweetheart and this comment made my day, no kidding! When I went to the UK for the first time I found everyone so nice to me and helpful that I was overwhelmed! I felt so welcomed and I'm looking forward to coming back because I honestly miss it!!! Thank you for passing by and commenting, you're great :) xxxx


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