Coming home from Europe after spending over 2 months there really is quite a shock. The main difference was that we were nearly always surrounded by people, whether that was people from our group or the swarms of tourists. Now back in St. Stephen there are very few around in general. In Europe we were constantly receiving stimuli from many sources, the noise of cities, art museums and old buildings. Now all the stimuli I’ve been getting is from this computer screen that our homework has me locked in front of. I’m a bit conflicted on how I feel about this change, part of me misses the action packed days in Europe, but part of me is enjoying the slower pace of home. I’d love to spend more time talking about this, but honestly I have 5 other assignments that I should be working on that were due a few days ago.