London, day 14: …and they’re gone!

Not sure if it is just me, but there’s a melancholy feeling in the hotel today. Most of the classmates are in the process of returning home at this point, with myself and a few other stragglers staying the evening and flying out tomorrow.

I just got back from having some fish & chips with Ian, Kerry, Waheed, Johnson, and Hao, and there was this odd feeling like we had known each other all our lives, and it was actually sad that we would no longer be together here in London.

On the other hand, I haven’t heard anyone say they are not ready to get back home and resume their “normal” lives either!  Personally, I can’t wait to sleep in my own bed, eat my own food, and resume the ‘honeymoon’ phase with my wife.  Getting married August 1st and leaving August 13th, today actually marks the day that I’ve been in London longer than I’ve been at home with my wife.  Not good.

I can truly say that I’ve developed many new friends on this trip, and look forward to the rest of the program.  When I get home, hopefully I’ll have enough time to reflect upon this London experience, before being yanked forward into the rest of the distance portion of term 1.

Have a safe trip home everybody!

London, Lucky 13: Accounting Mid-term

The moment we’ve all been waiting for and/or dreading.  I just finished the Accounting Exam…it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be, although it was challenging.  I’m hoping for about half credit, which I expect to be in the “Pass” range.  Wouldn’t mind getting a higher score either, but I definitely didn’t put the work in that some others did.

In an hour, London is going to get hit with an instant stimulus package: 120 students at one outdoor bar, to start.  Then dinner and more running around the town.  It’s going to be a long, fun night!

Congrats everyone for making it through the first residency!