Return to Reality.
Today I embarked on a new adventure, and a seemingly less exciting one… classes. As I sat through classes this afternoon, penciling in exam dates and worrying in advance about presentations, my travels abroad seemed like a distant memory. I don’t think I have completely come to realize the scope of my experience over the past four and half months.
I admit my blog dropped off the face of the internet for a time while I was doing my Euro trip. I had such short stays in each city that I didn’t spend much of that time uploading and writing. But each stay was unique and fun in its own way and I have to say that my favorite part about visiting foreign countries was meeting up with friends I had made during my previous travels.
I have mixed emotions about being back in classes. It is wonderful to be reunited with loved ones and nice to sleep in my own bed and wear clothes I forgot existed. But once again the travel bug has bit me and I fear (hope) it may be chronic. I know that this big adventure will not be my last. The more countries I visit and the more friends I make, the longer my list of places to see grows. Who knows where I will go next? Southeast Asia? Eastern Europe? A return trip to Africa? Malta (only kidding)! Wherever and whenever that may be, I know that this international experience has left me a more balanced, aware and compassionate person. What an adventure it has been.