Life in St. Andrews when the weather is at it’s worst
It hit me yesterday that tomorrow is the beginning of March and 2/3 of my trip is already over. It’s weird because with only 3 months left, there’s still so much I haven’t done. I’m really looking forward to coming home. It’s tough because while I can’t wait to come home, work for the summer, and then be back at Holy Cross next year, I don’t want to think about it so much that I lose sight of everything I want to do here.
There’s still plenty of traveling to do, and believe it or not, there are still parts of St. Andrews that I haven’t seen. Not to mention I still want to play the Old Course a few more times before it gets too busy, and they begin shutting it down as they get it ready for the British Open.
My goal is to find a balance between being excited to get back to the States, while still taking advantage of everything I can over here, because let’s face it, there’s a good chance I won’t be back.
It’s been pretty hard to do anything around St. Andrews lately though. Other than the minor yet rare snowstorms we’ve had, the weather hasn’t been that bad this year. I know I always associated Scotland with wind, rain, and cold, and up until this point, we had been lucky enough to experience very little of that.
Of course this past week may have been the most miserable yet in terms of weather. 25 mph winds, rain, and temperatures in the low 30’s made it impossible to get out of the dorm and do that much. Needless to say, very little golf was played. I hate to complain though because from what I hear, the Northeast United States is in the middle of a “snowicane” – glad I’m not there right now, I like having electricity.
Switching to the class on Medieval Castles was definitely a good decision. I went for the first time on Thursday. It’s taught by the same guy who taught my class on the Mongols, so no surprises in term of assignments or his teaching style – just another way to make my life easier.
Half the kids who were in my Mongols class are also in Castles so I had no trouble finding people I knew, and when it comes to student graded presentations, we should have it made.
Other than my birthday last week, life has been pretty quiet. Some people from Holy Cross who are studying in Ireland were here on a visit, which was great because we took them to a few places in St. Andrews that I haven’t been to in a while. Hopefully the weather clears up soon. I’m quickly realizing how much I need golf to keep me sane.
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