However, I was inspired today to overcome my fears and 'just do it'. So I gave up reading about Hardt & Negri's 'Empire' (which my next essay - due Friday - is on and is terribly convoluted) and popped open my browser to EasyJet and RyanAir. A few hours later, and I currently possess plane (and bus) tickets to Oslo, Norway and Seville, Spain!!!
Which means that my next few weeks will look like this:
Tuesday, April 5th: Trip to Portsmouth, England for the Royal Naval Museum (Ok...yes, I am 'considering' (in which I mean, my mind is basically made up pending other job offers) joining the Navy (through the Officer Program). The 'not-so-secret-since-my-entire-extended-family-seems-to-know' is out.)
Thursday, April 7th-Sunday, 10th: Edinburgh, Scotland for the Edinburgh Half Marathon!!!
Tuesday, April 12th-Saturday, 16th: Oslo, Norway
Sunday, April 17th: Volunteering at London Marathon
Monday, April 18th: 2nd (and last) 20-miler for marathon prep
Monday, April 25th-Saturday, 30th: Seville, Spain
Friday, May 6th-Sunday, 8th: Stratford-upon-Avon and Shakespeare Marathon!
Thursday, May 12th: Theories of International Relations Final Exam
Monday, May 16th: Concepts & Methods of International Relations Final Exam
Tuesday, May 17th: Stateside
In the next few days I will post some of the sites I plan to visit in each location, some history about Norway and Spain, and some 'key phrases' in Spanish and Viking (sorry...Norwegian). I am occasionally very politically incorrect, if you've not noticed. :)