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I Never Knew

I am currently sitting amongst piles of clothes, souvenirs, and random stuff that needs to get in my suitcase. This may be Hogwarts, but I haven’t seen any magic wands that might be able to pack for me, so I will be working on that today since I fly out tomorrow! I can’t believe the semester is over already, I feel like I didn’t have enough time. Funny since when I got here I felt like I had a million years to experience Australia.

I don’t think a good sense of time is something I possess. Not only did I think I had an eternity upon arriving, but I never dreamed I wouldn’t be ready to leave after coming to study abroad in australia for an ‘eternity’ (aka 5 months). I’m one of the last American Australia study abroad students at St. Johns and I found myself tearing up several times today. First in the morning when I was saying goodbye to Lisa and Stacy, then twice later in the afternoon whenever I started packing. The waterworks haven’t come out fortunately, but I was surprised to find I had such an attachment. I shouldn’t have been though, we’ve been singing songs all semester about how St. Johns is our home of joy and bliss. It really has been. It’s hard to think about how I’m leaving home to go home…

At the same time, I’m stoked to see my friends and family again. I think once I am actually home and re-settled into the familiar…. I’m not really sure what it will be like actually. I do know that I’ve become quite fond of Australia, although it could never take the place of America for me. I really have no idea how I’m going to feel when I get home, and as I’ve shared with you, I don’t have a good sense for time or realizing how feel about things. I definitely hate this awkward, long drawn out goodbye though and it will be nice to be firmly in one place instead of this limbo I seem to be stuck in at the moment. It’s going to be a long plane ride…


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