I guess if someone were to ask me how I was right now I would respond with, "I'm in a funk." Not sure why, well actually, I have some ideas, but today just seemed like an off day. I had my other two classes, and did not walk away with the same enthusiasm as yesterday. British Life and Cultures will be cool in that we get to go on many field trips, and the professor is really funny, but the class is large, and I sort of feel out of place. My second class was Social Welfare in the UK. I also like this professor, but I am not quite sure where the class will lead us, and honestly he lectured today and parts of it I listened to, but other times I just zoned out, this class too is large with about 25 people. I guess they also feel larger because the classrooms here are pretty small.
I am good at making friends, but taking that first step, to be the initiator is difficult for me. A lot of these students have traveled here with a big group from their school, and they sort of stick together. I don't know there is something about these first impressions of the people where I do not feel like I am connecting or that I could. I want to, but I can feel myself putting up guards and be protective, of what? oh the possibilities. As Kelsey always says, "just don't let it get to you..." easier said than done, but I shall try, and succeed! with flying colors.
Tomorrow is a new day. Today's highlights include the following: going to the gym (sweating like well something that sweats a ton, I am talking huge drips, it was also in the 70's here...hot) writing some postcards, picking up some dishtowels (I have taken a couple to use as my sweat towels...that may be tmi) eating a PB&J with Kelsey in the common room before class (i don't know what the deal is, peanut butter tastes just fine here) and now sitting in my room away from the noise.
I do have some reading to do, yes already, a bummer, oh I know. Pictures will be posted soon, sorry for the delay there was some difficulty figuring it all out, but I think I've got it.