I like being abroad and meeting new people but sometimes I miss being around Texans. My people. The ones to whom I can shout THE STARS AT NIGHT, ARE BIG AND BRIGHT – and they can immediately finish the line without hesitation. This past week I was able to host two of my friends from high school, Lib and Andrea, and it was nice to be able to have a piece of home here with me. Andrea also brought me ro-tel and velveeta, so I was extra excited to see them!
I love having guests because it gives me a chance to really appreciate my city and be super touristy. Although I had to work and go to university like normal, they spent their days wandering every crevice of London and I met them when I could (mainly at dinnertime, my favorite hour of the day).
Overall, I think it was a successful trip for everyone! As an introvert, I always get a tad nervous to host people for but no one died so I think it’s safe to say it went alright! Next, I have my Irish friends coming to town tomorrow morning, which I’m so excited about! I always welcome an opportunity to get cheesily touristy in my own city, especially when it’s so easy to get settled into a routine here. For so long, London was my favorite city in the world, and I sometimes do forget that I live here… and only will live here for a short while longer. I don’t always take advantage of everything London has to offer, but I’m using my friends’ trip to ignite the spark to rediscover this amazing city. Here’s to a renewed sense of appreciation for the world around us!