Dickinson College Humanities Program in Norwich

Entries from May 2009

May 22nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

Truly, I find it difficult to pinpoint what exactly I’m most looking forward to in the upcoming year. Things that jump to mind are traveling, an increased sense of independence, constantly embarking on new experiences, and studying Renaissance authors in their land. Most pressing though is my desire for it all to begin. I find the dreams and excitements as well as the fears and anxieties to be a tad overwhelming. My hope is that once I’m across the ocean and in England, all of those feelings of uncertainty will go away and I’ll just be able to experience everything instead of just think about it. I’m hoping to learn the history of England as a whole but specifically Norwich and the cities that the authors that I will be studying lived in. To make sure that that happens, I’m planning on continuing my habit of living in the library and reading as much as possible but I am hoping to learn more from the city itself. My plan is to never just be sitting in the flat but to be out and about experiencing all that Norwich has to offer. Of course, I’m quite nervous about getting lost and even more nervous about the large span of time that I won’t be able to see my family and friends here. While those fears are certainly real, I’m more excited than anything else just to be in an entirely new surrounding with the opportunity to do everything that I want to do.

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