Tania Suarez Mendoza: Home Sweet Hertfordshire
I am not going to lie; the first days were hard. The water tasted funny, people’s accents were a lot harder to understand than I thought, and it was colder than people said. At what point exactly, I don’t know, but suddenly, everything was better.
My advice would be as simple as to take a deep breath. There were so many times that I felt overwhelmed, homesick, and exhausted. It didn’t feel like the experience everyone kept talking about. They said, “it’ll be the time of your life”. At times, it didn’t feel like it. Then, I realized that I don’t have to be doing something every hour of every day of every week to be having “the time of life”. Sometimes, you need to take a moment to step back and look where you are, what you are doing, and what it means to you. Things will happen so unexpectedly. Take those opportunities that you can and those that you feel comfortable taking; the rest will come by again, or better ones will open up.
|Tower of London|
|Arc du Cinquantenaire (Brussels)|
Tania Suarez Mendoza is a Bachelor of Communications Studies student at Capilano University. Tania studied abroad at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield, England.