“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.” -George Augustus Moore
I just finished my last class of the semester and I thought it warranted a purely written blog post. I am starting to get overwhelmed with emotions about leaving UCU, my upcoming travels, saying goodbye to the place I've called home for five months and the friends I have made here, and coming home. It has been the experience of a lifetime and I know that the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Italy, and Greece have wonderful things in store for me. I still can't help thinking about all the little things I love and miss about home, though. It's like the closer I know I'm getting to coming home, the more intrusive thoughts I get about nostalgic things from back home. I miss Macaroni Grill, Reeses, Forever 21, Sprinkles cupcakes, normal deodorant, driving, being close to family, nice weather, my clean apartment with my beautiful roommates, my doggy, and a thousand other little things that pop into my mind everyday. I know this month of travel with my dad and my close friends will be such a blessing and more than I could have hoped for and I cannot wait. And there is something really special in knowing after all the moving around and craziness that I get to be home. I hope this didn't come off as a sad post. I am so happy with everything life has brought me this year and I have had so many experiences that I would have never imagined. The next month is going to be an adventure and so is coming home :) This post didn't come off nearly as romantic sounding or inspiring as I had imagined it, and there is really no way to put into words all the feelings I have right now, but this will do haha.