A block away from the Elephant House.
We had induction day today. There I was able to meet all of the interesting new people that I can learn from and bond with in this ancient, foreign land. Guess what? They’re mostly Americans.
On the other hand, I’m looking forward to learning about China from my flatmates. Who are Chinese (although, I suppose that might have been obvious).
I’ve developed a habit of trying out bagels when I see them. I miss cream cheese, but melted cheddar is almost nearly as good.
It’s been a struggle, getting used to being here. The last few months of my life have been focused on making it here and now I just don’t know what to do with myself. I’m sure things’ll even out, though. My program starts soon and so my life will be eaten up by literary study and creation.
Living abroad is made more difficult by knowing that one of the most important elections in American history is going on right now. How to be apart of that and yet expand myself here?
But anyway, I’ve gotten a bit ahead of myself. This will be my blog about life overseas. Specifically in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh while I undertake my year of study for an MSc in Creative Writing from Edinburgh Uni (as the locals call it, apparently).
I can’t promise that this will be a particularly dignified or enlightening experience, but I hope that you’ll at least find it amusing. So follow along, please.