In a few hours I’ll be on my way to the airport with 3 luggages en route to the United States. Four months ago, I was making the same exact trip to Newark airport not knowing what Barcelona would have in store for me. As soon as I arrived at my gate, I met a handful of students from my program that were about to embark on the same journey as I was. Fast forward to today, and those same kids have become some of my really good friends here in Barcelona.
I’ve been lucky enough to meet some amazing people from all over the world and hear the most interesting stories through my travels. The many things I have experienced abroad are priceless and will be with me forever.
Things to look forward to
- Using my real phone number back home in the USA!
- Reuniting with my friends and family
- Month 4 video sometime this week!
Today is definitely a bittersweet day for me as the semester comes to an end. My final exams weren’t too bad. They consisted of a ten page paper, multiple presentations, and an open-ended test.
Although now I can celebrate by not having to worry about going back to a single classroom until September, a part of me is a bit sad. With the semester being over, it means that all of the new friends that I’ve made and bonded with in these past four months will split ways tomorrow. Whether they are returning back to the United States or home country, or traveling around Europe a bit more, tomorrow is going to be very bittersweet.
In these past months, I’ve met some amazing people and learned so much about myself and life in general. Being able to learn about the world first-hand and experience a total different culture is truly a blessing. The Catalan culture and way of life will forever be with me.
Although I’m a bit sad that most of my friends are returning home tomorrow, I’m ecstatic that my mom is on her way to visit me! We’ll be reunited tomorrow morning and will begin our journey visiting more cities in Spain. :)
Friends, I’ll be back home sooner than you think! Tonight I am getting together with all of my favorite people for one last time before we all depart. <3