I've been here for a little over a month now - so I think that warrants a blog update. I haven't been very good at updating it, but that is because my original plan was to abandon Facebook and just use the blog to communicate - which I still might do a little bit later. It's annoying how much my life relies on Facebook, and how I can't get away from that - but that's a post for another day.
I just finished my first presentation here - and dear lord was I up against some tough competition. Usually I don't have to worry about my presentation being bad compared to the rest of people, but these Australians gave me a run for my money... I'll update you on how I did, but I'm not feeling that it's going to be great. The class is insane, but I think I might want to start going into immunology.
To be completely honest, I've been feeling a little homesick this week, or the past two weeks I should say. I don't think it's necessarily homesickness, because I don't miss anything, but the only way I can describe it is just a general feeling of not being in the right place - I certainly hope (and I believe) that it's transient, so it should be nothing to worry about. I think I just need to get out and meet some more people - which brings me to my next problem...
The majority of people who are on exchanges want to drink every night of the week, and not go to school. Which is okay with me, because I'm all for enjoying the prime of your life, but I'm not really an alcohol person (although I do enjoy the taste of Australian beer now... weird). I find myself wanting to go on random adventures like before, but I don't have a car so it's difficult to do. I could take public transportation, but the city isn't necessarily safe in certain places, so that's got me on edge.
Overall though, things are going pretty okay. I need to get out and experience more. I turned down at least 3 opportunities to do really fun things this week - and I have absolutely no reason why I did that. I'm disappointed with myself for doing that, but it leaves me room to improve and sieze other opportunities that are placed in front of me.
I'll post more soon, I promise. I think I'm going to start posting short things that are topic based, instead of long weekly updates!
Peace out girl scouts!