So, while I'm here in England, I've vowed to myself that I'm not going to take anything for granted. ANYTHING! I'm going to count every single one of my lucky stars for the people I meet, the places I go, and the things I learn. Hopefully those people become confidants, the places will turn into adventures, and I will find lessons of life in the things I learn. To tell you the truth, I think I'm on a good path to getting exactly there. :) My roomate is from Illinois, and she and I have a lot in common. Thanks to last night's walking adventure that she (Andrea) Lauren, Kensy, and I took, I've found that out! All three go to the University of Evansville in Indiana and all three are great people and friends.
Last night we had a formal dinner, all the students and staff. The students got all gussied up,walked to the Long Gallery, were served a great meal which included a chocolate chip cheesecake for dessert, and mingled and had fun. After, Andrea and I walked back to our room and decided to go for a walk. At this time, it was about 9-ish? So we changed and met up with Kensy and Lauren. We walked ALL over! We walked the entire driveway(about a mile long) and up behind the house, where we jumped the stone fence and sat for almost two hours in the backyard, looking at the house that was all lit up and beautiful. We all had a chance to shard about where we're from and what our families are like. We also shared views on religion, boys, and music! I almost thought we were going to get caught in the backyard, because we were laughing so hard!! It got cold, so we headed down into the Manor to see if we could get some tea or something, but couldn't. But, we did keep talking about our crazy lives and families!
Finally, we ended up in Lauren's room, which is right next to Andrea and my's room! We got to see her awesome wand that a friend of hers made for her, just for this trip, and talked even more until about one in the morning when we retired to our respective rooms. An hour later, when Andrea FINALLY stopped swapping stories and such about losing a parent, we actually got in bed, and went to sleep.
Good day? Very much so, yes.
Lucky stars? So far, I've found three.