There comes a time in life where you undoubtedly question every decision you've ever made. And here in a foreign country doing something so dissimilar from the rest of my peers, that time in my life has come.
I don't mean to say that I feel I've made a mistake, but I do want to acknowledge the things I've missed out on. I suppose it never really occurred to me that I'd be skipping the chance to let my mom Facebook pictures of my new dorm room decorated, or rush for the first time (if I ever get around to that), but nonetheless I have not gotten to do those.
Truthfully, though, as it comes time to find housing in college and pick classes for my first semester, I realize that I wouldn't trade the experience I'm having here for the world. I will always have my heart in San Francisco. But this semester abroad, so to speak, is giving me the chance to fall in love with another city (not that it's hard, it is London after all) and another bunch of people and really learn what the word "winter" means.
So I guess what I'm trying to say is that when that moment comes where you question everything, and it will come, let it. Because though it's scary, it lets you come to terms with your life, and the direction you're headed in. And I, for one, am very happy with what I've discovered.