A Recap of My First Month in Utrecht
I don’t know where to start. This month has been so full of new and exciting things, and I really can’t do them all justice in one blog post. So here are some highlights from my first month on international exchange in Utrecht.
It’s been a busy month. Moving into a new house, finding a bike, buying things for my room, opening a bank account, starting new classes… it’s like being in first year again. And as school gets busier (I already have a midterm next week), things that were exciting a few weeks ago have begun to feel overwhelming.
To avoid burning out, I’ve stopped saying ‘yes’ to everything like I did the first few weeks. Although I don’t want to miss out on anything, it’s been important for me to acknowledge my limits. I’m learning that it’s okay to say no to doing things – even when you’re on exchange!
With all that being said, there are still so many things I look forward to doing here in the Netherlands. There are foods I’ve been told to try, cities to visit, and events I want to attend. I am so grateful to be here, and excited for the year ahead.