As I promised Guillermo, I'll do this last blogpost from Troy in English.
Right now, I'm sitting in the airplane from Montgomery with Denver as the final destination. A couple of hours ago, I said goodbye to the last people before I got in to the car with my family. Saying goodbye to all my friends that I made this semester was horrible. I thought that leaving my family and friends in Sweden in August should be the worst, but that was nothing compared to this. Although, I'm so happy that most of them are living close to Sweden, so I can see them soon again. But still, some are leaving really far away, and that sucks.
The thing with leaving isn't just that I leave my friends. I also leave the life we built up together this past months, and we'll never come back to that. That's the hardest part. Even if everyone decide to go back and visit Troy at the same time, it won't be the same. We won't have our rooms, we won't be students, we won't have exams to study for, we won't have our daily life there. This make leaving so hard.
Since I don't want to end this fantastic adventure with only sad things, I'll continue this post with a bit more happiness.
Going to the US, completely alone, was both exciting and scary. It was my first time in America, and I didn't know anyone, except my Swedish advisor Maria that I had emailed with before. Coming there in the middle of the night to a completely empty room, with no sign of life was not the best start. But already the first day I got friends, and after a couple of days, Troy felt like home. Of course, it has not always been "en dans på rosor" all the time, but 99% of it was so good! As I mentioned earlier, I made amazing friends, and it feels like I known some of them for ten years, although it only been for some months. But I guess that's what happens when people are in the same situation, and see each other every day. We became a little family.
A couple of days ago, I got a question about what my favorite moment from this semester was. I had such a hard time giving an answer to that, because we done so much fun things, and all the small things in the daily life mixed with the bigger, such as all our trips, made everything amazing. But I finally came up with my favorite memory, and it was the trip that I did with Lisa and Laura to Panama City Beach in the end of September. Even if all the other trips we made are "oförglömliga" as well, PCB was something special!
And as I probably mentioned ten times in this post already, I'm so thankful for everyone who made my exchange adventure to the best thing in my life so far! If someone gave me the opportunity to do this again, I would probably say yes. But at the same time I know that it wouldn't be the same, and that's because of you guys. You mean everything!
So to everyone I learned to know during the past months in Troy, you'll always have a place in my heart. You are, and will always be my Troy-family! And if you ever planing to visit Sweden, you know who to text!
Sadly, I couldn't say goodbye to all of you for different reasons. So to all of you, I want to say goodbye for now, and I hope we meet in the future.
Btw, I hope you won't kill me because of some of the pictures. I didn't take the worst ones haha.
Thank you for everything!
I'll miss this!
Dining hall at 6?
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