When I am writing this, it is almost 2 am and my brain is tired so please excuse the spelling errors that might occur throughout this post. You know that feeling when you are just speechless and you are sad and happy all at once and you can't possibly put into correct sentences what you want to say? about 10 moths ago I left my comfort zone and lil ol Sweden and came here to America, and about 9 months ago I came here. To blue earth Minnesota, a place that will forever be a second home to me now after this year. I could never have imagined when I left Sweden how life changing this year would be. I have experienced so much and grown a ton both in mind but also around my waist (ahaha) I would like to thank you all for being the perfect representation of "Minnesota nice" Because the blue earth community is nothing but amazing! I love you all endlessly. I can't believe it went by this fast and honestly I wish I could turn back time and enjoy all the great moments again. Thank you too Rachel my amazing Wonderfull sweet cheerleading coach and the cheer team. You were my first team here and some of my first friends, thank you for the memories. Thank you to the basketball coaches and the players on the team(s) Thank you for cheering loud when I made my first basket and for ignoring and laughing with me when I kinda sucked, I love you all. Thank you to the track coaches and my team mates for making those afternoons and nights some of the best in my year here. I would like to thank all my teachers this year for ignoring my spelling errors and horrendous handwriting and just going with it. Thank you choir for the further training in music , it helped me a lo and has been a huge part of my year. I read somewhere that you are who you are because of the people around you and their impact on your life. So without further or due I would like to mention some of the people that I will never forget because of their impact not only on my year but my life.
Sophomore lunch crew, Thank you for your kindness when I did not know anyone, thank you for being great friends and for your goofiness and great sense of humor.
C squad girls, I love you all for taking this huge swede and teaching her how to play basketball, it was a joy playing along side of you all.
Marie, Even though Swedes and Norwegians are supposed to be rivals Me and you became great friends, I don't think I could have done this without you, ill see you back in Europe, I love you!
Andrea, You crazy amazing latina. You just made my days at BEA with your funny comments and great humor, thank you for being an amazing friend , I love you.
Brittany, We have been through a lot, I wish I would have gotten to know you sooner than I did but the time we had was the best, you are a great friend and I love you.
Emily, Thank you for being the most patriotic funniest most amazing person I have ever met, I will never forget the laughs and us making fun of each others countries.
Autumn, Man I wish I would have known you sooner too, you have been one of my best friends here and I got to know you only months ago. You are the greatest and you are going to do amazing things, you are indeed a good noodle, Stay golden ILY
Sophia, The most european american I will ever know. Thank you for listening to my rants and giving them back at me. You are the kindest person I have ever met and I can't wait to see how college treats you and what your future holds. I am so glad I met you, All my love goes out to you.
Choir class and chamber singers. Thank you for making me be better and progress and grow in my music. I loved singing with you every day and occasional mornings. Choir with you all is one thing Ill remember forever.
My amazing host family, The Groes
I don't even know what to say to you guys. I love all of you so much, Thank you for spontaneously taking me in. Thank you for all the good advice and life lessons, Thank you for inviting me into your home and hearts and making me feel like a part of the family. There is no better host family out there. Thank you Mandy for your amazing personality and funny sayings and for teaching me new words and wisdom of life, thank you for holding me when I cried and laughing with me. Thank you Sean for your sense of humor and goofiness, Ill miss your sentences that makes no sense and our nights watching the voice. Chloe... Thank you for being the little sister I never had but now do. Thank you for being the sweetest cutest most intelligent and amazing 10 year old in the world, I now have two sisters and I am forever grateful.
I am tired and now also crying so I suppose that I should sleep. I want you all to know that you made my year amazing and I will always remember you. When I leave Minnesota tomorrow I will smile and cry because I have had the most amazing experiences and memories. And don't worry I will come back to visit, you are not getting rid of me forever!
Good night and thank you for everything.