Hänger nu i Sun Valley och har gjort sedan i torsdags. Bodde tors - sön med Christy, Stephen, Antonia och Covi i ett hus de hyrt. När de åkte tillbaks till Boise flyttade jag mitt pick och pack hem till Katie, Chad, Erik och Tillie (+ hundarna) och här ska jag vara tom fredag! Blir en del skid-/ snowboardåkning i veckan :)
Är nu tillbaks, efter 1,5 år, under 2 veckors tid i Idaho och hälsar på mina fina familjer. Känns som att jag aldrig ens åkte hem, trivs som fisken i vattnet här med dem.
Kontrasten på sorg och glädje på bara några timmar var galen för en vecka sedan.
Aldrig blivit serverad såhär mycket mat i hela mitt liv, åt inte ens hälften av ribsen. Men gott var det!
Helt galet fint inne på toaletterna, haha ja jag tog kort oki.
VARFÖR gör vi inte yearbooks hemma i Sverige?
A year has passed and now we stand here, thinking we are ready to go back home but we are really not. We will return and everything will be the same, yet everything will be different. In no time at all we will give our hugs and fighting the tears, we will say goodbye to people who were once just names on a sheet on paper but now they are your family too. We will do that, to return to people that we hugged and fought tears to say goodbye to before we left. We will leave our extra families to go back to our families. We will go back to the places we came from, and go back to the same things we did last summer and every summer before, with no idea how to proceed.
We will come into town on that same familiar road, and even though it has been a year, it will seem like only yesterday. As we walk into our old bedrooms, every emotion will pass through us as we reflect on the way our lives have changed and the people we have become. We will realize that the thing that were most important to us a year ago do not seem to matter so much anymore, and the things we hold highest now, no one at home will ever understand. Who will you call first? How will you explain your exchange year to your friends? What are you going to fill up your time with now? What has everyone been up to in the past few months? And how long before you really start missing how people from your host country differ from people home? We start ro realize how much things have changed, and that the hardest part of being an exchange student is balancing the two completely different worlds we now live in trying desperately to hold on to everything, every memory, all while trying to understand what it all is we have to leave behind.
We now know the meaning of true friendship. We know who we have kept in touch with over the past year and who we hold dearest to our hearts. We've left our worlds to deal with the real world. We've helped our best friends overcome heartache, stress, and homesickness. We've had to be helped through the same things as well and we've stayed up all night on the phone just to talk to a friend. There have been times when we've felt so helpless being hours away from home when we knew our families or friends needed us the most, and there are times when we have made a difference.
Just days from now we will leave. Just days from now we take down our pictures, and pack our clothes. No more speaking our second language every day. We will take our memories and dreams and put them away for now, saving them for our return to that world. The world where we learned to grow up and be our own person. Just days from now we will arrive. Just days from now we will unpack our bags and have dinner with our families. We will unpack old dreams and memories that have just been put away for the past year. In just days we will dig deep inside to find the strength and conviction to adjust to change and still keep your friends and families from both worlds close. And somehow, in some way, we will find our place between these two worlds. In just days.
Det närmar sig läskigt snabbt till Dagen med stort D. Är så redo jag kommer bli, men jag är inte redo överhuvdtaget. 5 ynka dagar.
Gänget! Vi firade Ben och Tracy på deras 17 år anniversary (vet ej ens hur man säger på svenska??).
Hittade en superstor bebis som jag kommer sakna hur mycket som helst.