It’s tough to believe that today is the quintessential summer holiday in the U.S. while it is overcast and gloomy in England (and also lacking in American flags waving triumphantly). I love living in England and moving here to be with the Brit and work on my Master’s degree was the right move for my life, but living abroad has made me appreciate my home even more. I received four texts today from English citizens wishing me a happy 4th of July, and although it feels like just any other day here, those texts meant a lot to me and made me smile and think of home.
Of course, I will miss seeing fireworks, cooking out with friends and family, and celebrating our nation’s independence (funnily from the country I now live in). However, I will still have a celebrations of sorts as friends of ours are having a party this weekend, and when I realized it fell on the weekend after the 4th, I suggested an America-themed party in honor of the holiday. That has transformed into an ‘American Legends’ fancy dress party (costume party in the U.S.), which should prove to be all sorts of hilarious! Stay tuned for photos of that!
So, I hope you all have a happy 4th of July in the good ol’ U.S. of A and enjoy all of the goodness that comes along with celebrating the day!
Edited to add: The sun came out and we had bluebird skies for most of the evening! It was so good to enjoy a lovely outdoor run with a friend tonight!