I can’t believe I have been in London for over 2 months. In that time, I have done the prerequisite tourist attractions. Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, London Eye, etc. However, I did most of that within the first two weeks.
I am unbelievably fortunate enough that my parents were able to visit me while I am abroad. Neither of them had been to London, so I got to take them around. In a way, revisiting all the spots I don’t go to on a regular basis has reminded me of the beauty of the city. Of course, I know it’s incredible when I walk the streets every day. However, I have almost become used to it. It will be when I go back to the Midwest that the shock will come back. But being able to see the city through my parents’ eyes has reinvigorated my love for London. This is especially as I become aware that my time here is coming to a close.
I am thankful for this experience of becoming a tourist in my city once again. And the fact that I can comfortably call London “my city” is a feat in and of itself. There is still a lot to see and seemingly little time, but these small reminders of why I chose London are unparalleled.