3 Days to Go!

Hello everyone!

3 days to go before departure to London for the 2 week London Art Seminar! Now this post might sound a bit unfortunate in the beginning, but trust me it’ll get more lighthearted and positive.

I’d be lying if I said I already started packing. Yesterday, I planned on devoting the whole day to packing and preparing. However, I woke up very sick, so I scheduled an appointment with the doctor right after I mustered the strength to get out of bed. I spent the majority of the day resting and ‘souping it up’ before my appointment. But waking up sick wasn’t the only unfortunate thing that happened yesterday. I accidentally slipped on a floor rug at the bottom of the stairs, and instantly there was excrutiating pain. I couldn’t help but think– this would happen just 4 days before a huge trip.

My doctor appointment for a terrible “cold” turned into much more. My mother had to drive me to the medical building and find me a wheelchair to roll me around. I glamourosly was wearing my pj’s and my mom’s spunky leopard print slippers 2 sizes too small for me, while my mom struggled to navigate me from room to room. The little old man doctor, who I had never seen before, gave me some antiobiotics and a referral for an X-ray. Luckily DRA Imaging was located conveniently downstairs, and magically they had time to take me.

So there we are sitting in the waiting room, and I can’t help but worry and ask myself… “Is it broken, fractured, or sprained? If I go, will I be able to keep up? Will I have to cancel?” And then of course in my head I had to find answers to my questions, “No! Preposterous thought, Victoria. You are getting on that plane. Maybe with a cane… a cool cane… maybe it’ll be a gold cane. How bout a sweet zebra cane? I could rock a cane. ”

Well, got the X-ray results this morning- My foot is fine!!! No breaks, no fractures, nothing!!! I am so excited and relieved. No cane for this girl. That imaginary zebra cane will just have to wait.  A few days rest and taking it easy, and hopefully my foot will be good as new. As for my sickness, I’m already feeling better. I’ve recruited my lovely boyfriend to help me pack, and I’m starting to get things together and organized for the trip.

That all being confessed, I am so excited about the upcoming 2 weeks. I was in London when I was 14, but only for a couple days. I’m really excited to have the opportunity to spend an extended period of time there and be old enough to truly appreciate what I see. I don’t know anyone who is coming on the trip, so I am also very excited to get to know people. My professor is an awesome teacher. I had her as a professor in an undergrad design course back in the day, so I know she’s great.

Things I am looking forward to- Tate Modern!!!  Street Art/Graffiti Tour, seeing Othello, our museum scavenger hunt (whatever that entails, I don’t know, but I’m pumped), and possibly a day trip to Stonehenge (I think YES)!

More to come!!! Thanks for reading 🙂

Victoria is currently in the graduate program working towards an MFA in printmaking. She loves to travel and is looking forward to studying in London.

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