Thursday, October 01, 2009

once more unto the breach

I don't think anyone could have been more surprised than I was when the plane's wheels touched down at Gatwick. My surprise was threefold:
  1. It was the best landing I've ever experienced. The rubber kissed the tarmac so softly I swear it didn't make a sound. And if I hadn't had a window seat I wouldn't even have realize we'd landed.
  2. I was about ten seconds away from having to apply for an Atlanta driver's license. Remember that one time when I complained about qualifying for Texas citizenship? Yeah, that was Club Med compared to this pond hop.
  3. As I took the Gatwick Express into the city, I had to keep pinching myself that I was really back in the Motherland. Coming back for more than a brief visit had always been a fuzzy hypothetical, so it took me awhile to believe my bleary, sleep-deprived eyes.

Since I've had a few days to settle in, I've run the gamut of emotions, but one thing remains constant: It was the right thing to come here. Everywhere I go, I'm constantly accompanied by a sense of peace and 'rightness' that puts a bounce in my step and a smile on my face.

So, please Mind the Gap in posts as I've been settling in. Next stop: Awesomeness.



Lauren Davison said...

Can't wait for more! :)

Annegirl said...

Excellent. Thanks for keeping your promise :) I hope that shirt figures into your wardrobe over there. :)

Sarah said...

I'm so excited for you! and of course completely green with jealousy. Great job getting back!

Nama said...

What a great shirt! Where did you get that, Annie?

And Meagan, I'm so glad you made it and are loving it! And, just between you and me (and everyone else reading this...ha), we'll be spending our Christmas in the UK.(!!)

Lauren Palmer said...

Kind of hate you, kind of wish I was you. If you see my little sis, say hi! Lis Monson just moved into my stake (in my bro's ward, just a mile away!) and Sarah Cutler moved into my ward... also Madison + husband are coming up for conference... we're all getting together to watch! Talk about reunion! We'll think of you!

Julie said...

Oh Megs! I'm so excited for you! I still have no idea why you're there (I seemed to have missed that post somewhere along the line) but I'm seriously stoked for you!! Please, please, PLEASE post lots of pictures for my little England-deprived heart!

Erika said...

I'm glad you finally made it. And if it makes you feel any better about your whole ordeal, those pants make your butt look good.