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On coping, in general.

Hello dear readers! I apologize for the massive gap between the last post and this one; I’ve been settling in and paying some much-needed attention to my classes, but having (fairly) successfully adapted to my newly carved-out life in NI I can devote much more time to this blog. 456 more words

Study Abroad

Culture shock

This blog was started in the excitement of experiencing another country for the first time and of exploring a new city. Because I had no permission to work here my life was being lived largely online, as I continued to collaborate with UK colleagues on a special issue of a journal, applied to and prepared for conferences back home, communicated with UK friends on Twitter and Facebook – and of course carried on this blog. 527 more words

Culture Shock

September Discussion - Junior Fiction - Plenty

September Discussion – Plenty by Ananda Braxton-Smith

The junior fiction novel Plenty is written in third person from Maddy’s point of view.  It is the story of Maddy whose family relocates to the country in order to look after her ailing grandmother.  579 more words

Junior Fiction

Youtube friends

Basically I suck at being proactive and getting out and about and achieving things.

I’m perfectly independent and capable of living on my own and getting important things done… but I absolutely suck at making myself happy by doing things that I enjoy out of the house. 158 more words


High-five that big change right in it's face

When I am sad I am the worlds biggest shithead. So annoying and boring.

Let’s not go into details. Take my word for it.

Oh alright, here are a couple of details. 557 more words

How to overcome homesickness

Jessica Pellegrino - General Assignment Reporter 

The stress of school work, extracurricular activities, and part-time jobs makes homesickness start to get real as the leaves change color. 569 more words


TAPIF Tip/Lectrice Lesson: How to Conquer Homesickness

According to my WordPress Blog Statistics, assistants have been stumbling upon my blog via tapping various forms of “TAPIF” and “Homesick” and “ 746 more words