Today I said goodbye (for now) to my amazing friends and the place I called home for the past three months.
On Thursday, I submitted my essays and said goodbye to my classmates and the University of Leicester campus. I waited at the bus stop one last time and watched the familiar stores pass by on the route back to my house, fully appreciating everything that I learned this semester. I now know what they mean when they say that travel changes you.
On Friday morning, as I sat on my bed staring at my suitcase and empty room, I was overwhelmed with so many different emotions and memories from my semester abroad. I can honestly say that this was the greatest experience of my life and I am so blessed to have had this opportunity. I met some of the most amazing friends I have known and experienced beauty in both cities and countryside that I didn’t realize existed.
I took a coach to Heathrow Airport in London where I met my mom, aunt, and cousin who flew in from the states to do some traveling before we all head home for Christmas. We’re spending three days in London, three days in Paris, and three days in Prague. It’s so good to see them and I’m looking forward to experiencing some of the greatest cities in the world with my family.
I’ll write again once I arrive back in the states on December 21st to fill everyone in on our adventures! Thanks for reading and have a great holiday season!
“Travel far enough, you meet yourself.”