So this past weekend I had my second and final weekend class. It was quite a weekend with lots to do and lots to see. We talked about U.S. history, politics, celebrations and rituals. We also had a few excursions such as the Bunker Hill Monument, a Boston Photo Challenge, and then our different sections on Sunday. My group went to Boston Common, Public Garden, Trinity Church and later to either Boston Public Library or a Back Bay mansion and then also to the Mary Baker Eddy Library and their Mapparium. It was a weekend beyond what I could've imagined. I had a blast doing the photo challenge and seeing the mapparium was definitely one of the highlights.
However, the people that I spent this weekend with was the best part. All the ladies and gents made this experience something extraordinary! I am so thankful for meeting all the beautiful people that I did. Every single one of you that I spoke with this weekend surely contributed to making this the best weekend in a long time. Never could I have believed that people I only met two days earlier could make me laugh and feel so much. Saying goodbye yesterday, not knowing when or if we'll see each other again, really got to me. Yesterday was the first time that going home this summer actually felt real.
I hope with all that I am that this was not the end for us, that we will bump into each other again, somewhere somehow. And about going home, it is coming up real fast now. In less than 100 days I'll be sitting in my room back home and look at pictures from my time here. It's scary... I'm not sure how I should be feeling, considering everything that has happened thus far. I don't know if the proper way to feel would be sadness to be back, excitement, relief, angst, happiness... All these questions and I guess we'll find out once I'm back.
Anyway, thanks again to all of you lovely people for this amazing weekend. I had the best of times and I would jump at the opportunity to do something similar to this with all of you again. Make sure to enjoy the rest of your time in the States! I miss you all but I'm sure this wasn't the last time we cross paths!