Welcome to my blog, an ever-evolving space to track my experiences and impressions of the people and places I encounter throughout my next four months spent in Edinburgh, Scotland. Though what is to come of my time here seems very foreign (pun intended) and unknown, one fact will stick with me throughout: I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to be here.

Thank you to Mary and Richard Butler for generously granting me a scholarship to support my time abroad, and to my parents and sister, who are constant sources of support when I am both near and far.