James Crosby - My Geochemical Life (so far...)

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The Sun is Setting on St Andrews

As I near the completion of my final piece of work at the University of St Andrews, I feel reflective. I am not sure if it is the 15,000 words I just typed or the mouldy blue cheese I ate stimulating thought, but I feel funny contemplating the thought of leaving this place. 

When I arrived in St Andrews I was starting my life again. I had no friends, no idea if I could thrive in such a fantastic university and no clue what to do myself. 11 months later and I can't believe how things have changed. I have established great friendships, uncovered a passion for geochemistry and made myself sick of golf (four rounds a week for two months will do that). But, what I have learned is that if I could, I would do it all over again. 

Now, as I near submission and preparation for a great summer in three different continents (see future blog posts for details) I am pleased with how everything has turned out. Thankfully, it looks like I will have academic and personal reasons to return to St Andrews. Although the sun has almost set St Andrews for me, there will be a new day soon.


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