16/05/16

121 days in and I have officially finished my studies here. Today I handed in my last assignment and the feeling was bitter sweet. I can’t believe it’s all over, I feel like my first day of classes was only yesterday. It’s hard to think that I wont be returning to the campus anymore, the lecture rooms, library, cafes, there’s no need for me to return.

The university of Sunderland welcomed us with open arms and I actually had a great time, which is a first for me to say about any schooling. Now that I have finished with all my classes and handed everything in it is a weird feeling because I know my time here is coming to an end and it is a scary thought.

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Sunderland has become my home and even thinking about having to pack up my room and move out of my flat in a couple of weeks is unsettling. I am not even close to being ready to leave, I have made a home here with new friends that have shared this journey with me, to just pack up and leave in completely opposite directions is hard to comprehend.

I call it pre-post-abroad depression, all of us are in denial about having to leave. Every now and then it will come up and we all start having a mini panic attack before some one pulls out the emergency wine or in serious cases the vodka.

I’m not sure how I am going to feel about coming home, despite the lack of funds and having to get a job again, settling back into my old routine doesn’t seem possible at this point.

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The good thing about uni being over is that we can make the most of our last couple of weeks together and continue our adventures , especially with our Ireland trip coming up.

-Tanya

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