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Preparing for My Journey

As the time to leave my country, friends, and family behind for what will most likely be the most incredible journey I have yet undertaken in my twenty years on this planet nears closer and closer, the fact that I will be living outside the country in a completely different situation than I have grown accustomed to is starting to sink in. Being a guest in someone’s home certainly brings a certain amount of pressure, but I am incredibly excited to meet my host family in person and learn as mush as I can from them (hopefully I am able to teach them a thing or two as well).

I honestly think my mom is more concerned about readying for my trip than I am, and I am frequently being bombarded by requests to start packing and lectures on safety and conduct in a foreign country.


Really, I am truly just excited to finally get to PerĂº and start immersing myself in the culture, cuisine, language, and history of the place; I have been waiting nearly six months and now that the time is drawing near I really just want to be there.

This summer truly flew by and I cannot believe that it is finally time to begin my journey, I am so lucky to have this opportunity and am incredibly excited to begin this experience.



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