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Certain things that happen in my life just can’t be categorized in any other way.

Found myself in the city near Piccadilly

Who has been the worst blog updater ever? That would be Me!

I feel that emergency eye surgery is a good enough excuse though. Well, that and dealing with moving BACK to London.

The EYE

My eye is doing better. I’m stuck wearing glasses, which isn’t too bad except for when it rains (which it does just about every day). I’m really hoping that by November I can get back to contacts. On sunny days, I am still rocking the big sunglasses since they are so big, I can wear them over my glasses. They are pretty amazing and I’ll probably keep them for those sunny days when I’m too lazy, tired, or hung over to wear my contacts. People who wear contacts know the days I am talking about.

LONDON

I have officially moved back to London and started classes. I’m living in a two bedroom flat in a student housing building very close to central London. I definitely like it here and I’m close to 3 tube stations that can take me pretty much anywhere in London. For places that are close, I can take the bus or even walk if I have my umbrella with me.

SCHOOL

It’s definitely taking some time to adjust back to “school life”, especially since for the past 12 months I’ve been living the “do nothing life”. We had induction for 2 days last week and that definitely helped. There are about 30 people in our class who come from all over the world with totally different backgrounds. It has been fun getting to know everyone, where they come from, and why they’re doing this short but intense program.

I’d be lying if I told you I wasn’t a little intimidated at the beginning. Again, after doing things on my own time table this past year, I know it is going to be an adjustment getting back into school mode. I just have to remind myself I’m 5 years older than the last time I was in school (I can’t believe it has been that long!) and I can definitely do this if I just manage my time and focus.

Oh, and we started a blog for our program where we’ll be talking music biz. You can check it out here.

Etc, Etc.

I started reading “Dirty, Sexy, Politics” by Meghan McCain a couple of days ago and I totally recommend it. Whether or not you’re into politics, whether you are republican or democrat, it doesn’t matter! It is a fun read. Also, for my friends in Nashville, there’s an entire chapter devoted to her night out in our amazing city after the Presidential debate at Belmont.

Finally, if you haven’t already, you should check out The XX. Amazon is selling the digital CD for $6.99 (iTunes has it for $9.99), and I’m not even sure if the physical album is available in the US yet.

Sorry for the boring photo-less post, but I promise to put up  a more exciting post soon.

Ciao,

Sheila

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Life Unexpected

Things have been busy and quite interesting the past couple weeks.

I made it to America with little trouble (definitely got checked by customs when I got to Dallas).

The Hozhabri family survived another wedding. It was great to see everyone and catch up after so long.

Just like my younger siblings 🙂

From there I headed to Nashville.

I had a wonderful birthday with close friends and it definitely felt good to be back in this town that I love so much.

At Greenhouse for my birthday

I also posted a 27 Things list that day. This is a list of 27 things that I’d like to complete before I turn 27. I’ll be blogging all about it as I complete each one.

And then my trip took a turn for the unexpected…

I had an eye doctor appointment that thursday and it turns out that I had a couple little tears which caused fluid to get in between my retina and the wall of my eye. This caused me to loose most of the peripheral vision on the right side of my left eye.

All this to say that I spent Thursday afternoon at the Vanderbilt ER as the retina specialist tried to decide whether or not they were going to do surgery that evening or the following morning. At 10:30pm they decided to go with the later and sent me home, reminding me that I wasn’t to eat or drink anything after midnight.

Eyes dilated waiting for surgery.

Friday morning, good friends in tow, I arrived at Vanderbilt for my surgery. Everything went well and I have been recovering since. Plans to go to Memphis with my girlfriends got canceled unfortunately, but I was given the all clear to fly home to San Diego on Monday.

Post Op: The Cyclops

Needless to say I’ve been like a cyclops this past week: only able to see out of one eye, which gets tired easily. That of course means that blogging – along with catching up on reading and movies – has been on the back burner.

Anyway, sometimes life throws you an unexpected curve ball.

On the plus side – I got my UK visa. YAY!

I’ll get back to blogging when I can. Thanks for your patients.

Ciao,

Sheila

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After the break

I have loads of things to share and photos to post however I am currently computerless. My mac was acting a little funny so I took it in to the Apple store. They did some tests, I did some more tests- now they know what the problem is and they are fixing it. This, however leaves me without a computer.

So yes, I have posts and updates to share, I just dont have the means to put them up.

Hopefully I’ll be up and running again soon!

Thanks for the patients.

Ciao,
Sheila

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