Reflections - April Blog
Lately I’ve been having a lot of thoughts. Mainly because my exchange year is almost over. 70 days. Its 70 days till I leave the place I know call my 2nd home. 70 days till I leave my amazing friends and lovely host family. 70 days till I’m on my way back home.
I´ve experienced so much so far, and I would say that coming here gave me a “2nd life”. I’ve gotten the opportunity to experience thanksgiving, homecoming, American Christmas, easter, and all this fun stuff with my friends from going to the mall, to going to awesome concerts and joining the tennis team. I still have a lot I'm gonna do before I go home. (Prom, camping, graduation, etc)
I actually feel that its gonna hurt more to leave the US, than to leave Norway. Because you know you’ll be going back to your family and friends in your home country, but you will never get back your exchange year. Of course, you can go back and visit, but its not gonna be the same.
At the start of the year I would never ever think I was gonna make so many good friends that I call my best friends right now. And just the thought of only being able to see them (maybe) once a year, hurts. And its also the same with the host family, not waking up in the same house as them, laughing together, and making new memories.
My message is, take advantage of all the opportunities you have because your months in the US, flies by so fast.
I´ve been extra lucky, because I got the opportunity to go to Florida to see my dad. I went for a week, and it was so good to see my dad again. It´s a crazy feeling seeing a family member you used to see every single day for 17 years and then suddenly you see them one time in 10 months. And that´s being lucky, because not many gets to meet their family during their year. The days in Florida was spent sightseeing, eating lots of food, and looking at holiday homes to buy. It was too good to finally see him, and I’m excited to see them all again, even though its gonna be harder to leave this place.