Friday, May 25, 2012

Last Call

It's closing time, as it seems. 

I will be rather preoccupied tomorrow finalizing all my travel arrangements, packing, printing boarding passes, online check-ins, and the like, so I figured today would be the best day to give my closing post it's due respect and attention. 

It's been a remarkable 9 months. I can say I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in this country, a time I will not soon forget or let fade. I think being isolated a great distance from my usual territory has been a wholly positive experience, one that I regret must come to an end. My relocation back to the States will be one of mixed emotion. I look forward to seeing everyone again, but I will be conflicted with a sense of the now unfamiliar country I used to call home. A truly remarkable country, with truly remarkable people, Scotland has been more to me than a region, a sovereign state of the UK, it has been a home. She has been my home for the last 9 months. A home that has treated me quite well, and one that fills me with great hesitation to vacate. With my usual verbiage unable to explain the connection I have fostered with this place, I find myself struggling to conjure words powerful enough to convey my current thoughts of leaving this place. 

But as the dog of fate yet again pees against the leg, I must carry on with this post and inevitably carry on with my departure from this dear country. And although I was far more consumed with school work than I had previously thought imaginable, I was able to see the city of Edinburgh for all of her glory. I regret not finding the time to make my way to the Highlands or explore the far reaches of Scotland, but I assure you all, and more importantly myself, that this will not be the last time I enter Scotland's boarders. For as much as I have accomplished in my time here, there is more to be done in this country. I have not given this fine place in the world the thorough exploration she deserved, and I will return to complete this task. Not that I desire to underplay the wonderful experiences I have had in Edinburgh over the past 9 months. I simply wish to stress that this will not be the final time I call Scotland home, whether that be for another temporary stay or one of more permanence. 

So with that I leave you, and I leave Scotland. 

Scotch-Hunter over and out. 

Saturday, May 12, 2012

4 and 5 down

Well that was a rough couple of weeks, but its over now, thank Odin. The fourth final was easily the hardest one, but thankfully it was followed up by the final today which was, quite simply, baby town frolics. I think they all went well, so my time was not entirely wasted while I was busy studying away. I have one more final next Saturday,  but its Scottish History, and in no way shape or form is it relevant to my scholastic progression. In the meantime I will be instituting a policy of relaxation, in order to let the soupy consistency of my brain re-congeal  into its rightful shape... and consistency.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

3 down

One more final was vanquished today, leaving only 3 standing. 2 of which will be done by week's end. I think this one went pretty well, Professor seemed generous and gave a relatively easy paper. Hopefully the remaining 2 physics exams go the same way. And for that 3rd exam, the history one, well I don't really care how that one goes, as its not an important class to me in any way.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

2 Down...

Dynamics & Relativity is now completed. So I am now 1/3 of the way done with my finals. I think this one went pretty well, so I'm confident I'll pass the class and likely do pretty well. So good news. Going to ease back into the studying again tomorrow and prepare for my 3 finals next week. First one of those is Wednesday,  so I will have a small window of luxury before the hardcore studying takes place again.

Drawing close to the end.