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.
All 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.