Living in the lap of luxury at Oxford.
New semester/"term" I suppose - once I finish this stats take-home and polish up my Spanish essay and send them off back to the Orange Bubble! I met my new tutor today and am getting quite excited for my class on women and print culture in the English Reformation - I am in no way familiar with this topic but my tutor very optimistically said that I have an idea of the "early modern mindset" because of all the Catholicism I encountered in Iberia and the New World, hurhurhur.
Christ Church is lovely (yes I am learning to say "lovely" and other related English words) and I went for a run in the meadows yesterday, which was great. I've also been running around trying to settle all manner of things ranging from bank accounts to finding cheap hangers and have been very fortunate that I have some very kind friends here who have been showing me around. This was actually a much smoother transition than I expected and I hope it continues :P Ty God for bringing me this far.
I am full of hopes for this semester - Oxford, but also working on my JP and other things, and I want to spend it the way I would like to (and not necessarily the way I feel I *must* do so). Talking to N today made me realize that a lot of the phenomena at Princeton is also present in Oxford, and I'm not quite sure how to react to that. I just want to remember who I am and where I came from, and all the people that led me here - I remember how I felt in my first few months at Princeton, and it's somewhat the same, the desire to prove myself and to make those who have helped me get here proud. Not sure how healthy those motivations are, but I'm pretty sure they're part of me by now.
And now, we wait! (and do a bunch of leftover Princeton work, but well.) Going to try and update this blog more often, but we all know how that line turns out so maybe not :P We will see!