I admit that I sometimes have a tendency to be melodramatic. “I hate everyone” and “Everyone hates me” are thoughts I’ve had and occasionally even believed, especially this academic year on my study abroad. It’s been a difficult year, at times, since I left my university and friends back home in the United States and tossed myself into the British education system.
Last night I was reminded that my dramatics are, as usual, in vain. A wonderful group of friends gave me a surprise farewell dinner at nice restaurant. Together, the six of us represented quite an array of countries: Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, and of course, the United States. It was a lovely evening and it reminded me that I will miss England when I leave.