So now that I am all alone, with Mom back in the states and school hasn’t started yet, I have decided to explore and wander around the city. The worst part about moving here is that I have a week before classes start, so I have not much to get done and no one to spend time with. So I decided to pick myself up and walk around a bit. I walked to Calton Hill where the view is supposed to be that of my header. Of course when I decide to go there is something going on, roads closed, police everywhere and giant screens. As soon as I got to the top of a hill I figured it out. There was a rally for Scotland’s Independence.


 I knew that there was going to be a vote soon, because Scotland (well at least part of it) wants to become independent from the United Kingdom. I didn’t realize that it was going to happen exactly one year from today. I learned that from the rally though. I felt bad ignoring the people handing out flyers, etc, but I can’t vote, so I don’t want to waste a ton of papers. I did listen to the politicians though and the arguments that have been said against Scotland are pretty unoriginal, like they are too poor to become Independent. I just don’t believe that. I don’t know maybe it’s the American that was born on the 4th of July in me, but I don’t see why Scotland shouldn’t be independent. Especially if they get the Euro :). Wishful thinking I guess. The rally was informative though and I enjoyed it, and there were so many Scottish flags. Not to mention the view wasn’t lacking.

IMG_3285All of this really did help me feel more attached to the city and less lonely. I have been having a lots of minor panic attacks about moving here and being alone. Mostly it was because of the time in between being a tourist and starting classes. The waiting is the worst part. I feel a lot better now, but there are a few more days till school so the nerves may come back.


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