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I graduated on June 2nd which was last Friday. It was a day I have been waiting for for so long and it was such a cool experience. Everything started around six pm, that´s when the ceremony took place. I had my cap and gown on, the school´s color are blue and green so that´s what it looked like. I felt so american during that whole day, I got to graduate with all the other students which is amazing.. Well the ceremony was pretty long boring except the part when you walk the stage and you're officially graduated. The principle calls your name and you get your diploma, after that you take a picture. The honour students had a speech in front of all the people there and it was so good and emotional. It felt like I was living in a movie during the whole time, it was exactly like the graduation in One Tree Hill, haha..

Around nine o'clock it was a after party at school which was so much fun! I hung out with all my senior friends, we sang karaoke and just danced the whole night. Madison drove me home at 3 am and I went to bed a little bit after that I think. I was so happy when I got home, and tried of course. My American graduation experience was so good. I had a great time and I feel so lucky I got the change to do it.

​A memory for life

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I wish I had more time to blog but I don't and I'm sorry. Now it's down to 10 days before I leave Michigan and my exchange year is over. I have a lot to do within these days like graduation parties, my goodbye-get together, packing, finishing up all the gifts I'm giving and just saying goodbye. Eduarda from Brazil left a couple days ago and it was really hard saying goodbye to her, now she's home and I don't know the next time I'll see her..
Speaking of something really fun, Madison can drive again! She took her boot of a week ago and she's finally allowed to drive now. Yesterday she picked me and we drove for hours which was so nice! I'm so happy she's doing a lot better.

I had my graduation June 2nd and it was so nice! I will write about it in another post but I just wanted to tell you that I had so much fun and that it was a very memorable day.

Life right now is kind of weird. Some days I'm very busy with a lot of things going on. Other days I don't have any plans at all, like today. I'm not sure what I will do but exercising, tanning and writing thank you cards are on the to-do list!

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​My family and I just got home from Cleveland Ohio. We headed out right after school on Friday and spent the whole memorial weekend there which was really nice. Olivia's cousin Josh had his graduation party on Friday and then on Saturday we went to a grave setting for her grandpa. There is a huge mall in Cleveland so we decided to go there and I did some really nice shopping. I bought two swimsuits, a pair of shoes and a dress! Today I had to say goodbye to everyone in Cleveland which was really sad because I never know when I will see them again. Olivia's grandma started crying so it was really emotional (and awkward). 

Right when we got home from the long drive I went out for a run in the sunset which I really needed. 45 minutes to myself with some music in my ears makes me so happy.  I've been running a lot during this year and I believe it has helped me to stay stable. Whenever I am sad I go out for a run or a walk and I always come back happier than before. 

Tomorrow my host dad and I are going to Ann Arbor for the day. He has some meetings there and I was just thinking of walking around in the city and look around. Ann Arbor has one of the biggest universities in the whole country so it is a really nice city to be in! My plan for tomorrow night is to say goodbye to Duda, the exchange student from Brasil. She is leaving Saginaw on Friday and tomorrow will be my last change to see her, before she goes back.. The next two weeks are going to be so hard, saying goodbye to all my amazing friends and family will be pretty tough.. 

 Now I am going to bed because I am exhausted. Good night and sleep tight! 

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There is actually not much else to say than that I have enjoyed my last month to the fullest. I have had a great month with a lot of fun! Not a day goes by when people don't ask me about how I feel about leaving Saginaw. It's coming up so soon! I finished school last week and that was such a weird feeling, I'm done with my high school year. I didn't say goodbye to any of my teachers or classmates becuase I hate goodbyes, but hopefully I'll see them at graduation so I can give them an extra hug. I actually gave my English teacher Mrs. Fry a letter saying thank you for having her as a teacher, I'll miss her so much! One week from today is graduation and it's something I really look forward to, my expectations are high and hopefully it will be a great day.

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I'm so sorry that I haven't blogged for a while but my life is so busy right now. There is so much going on and I dont feel like wasting time sitting in front of the computer the whole day, writing the blog. However, I just wanted to tell you that I'm enjoying every moment right now, I have three weeks left of this adventure and then everything is over. I'm spending all my days with the people I love, both friends and family. My life right now is just great.

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Another great day in school today. I only have two more days and then I'm done with high school, how crazy is that! I actually got my cap and gown today and I'm so excited about graduation. I've been waiting for this moment for so long and I can't believe it's coming up soon! After school we had a home game, and Lydia and did pretty good, we won 6-1, 6-0. I played one single match too which was fun but it felt weird being without a partner, my partner.
The senior prank this morning was fun but pretty lame, hehe. We all met up around 6.30 and had a party in the parking lots which was a lot of fun, but freezing.
Tomorrow is spring fever in school and I'm so excited, I've just heard good things about it. It means that we don't have any classes and we get the chance to be outside, play games and just hang out with eachother. I have signed up to take pictures for yearbook but I'll try to take some for my blog too of course.

I hope you all had a wonderful day im Sweden. I'm home in 31 days, what a crazy and scary thought..

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I've had a great weekend up north with Madison. We went there right after school and got to her cabinet aroumd dinner time. Her family has a cute little house next to a lake up and I've been lucky to stay there twice, this was my second time up north with her.
When we finally got there we were starving so we decided to order some pizza and breadsticks which was so good. While eating the dinner, we started a fire and watched a scary movie. Even though the weather was pretty bad during the days we were there it was so nice. We ate good food, played some games and just enjoyed each other's company. I got home earlier today and right after I had some lunch I went out for a long walk while talking to my parents back home!

Tomorrow I'm supposed to be at school at 6.45 which is crazy early, I know. All the seniors have planned to prank all the other students before class starts tomorrow. Like a last fun thing to do together, before school ends..

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The fact that I have approximately one month left here in the United States is so crazy. I would never think this time would come and it is just insane that I am soon leaving this life behind me. Looking back at the beginning of the year and comparing it to now makes me realize how much I have changed and how much I have grown. However, I am still the same Sarah. I am still the same person that left Sweden, the only difference now is that I know that I can make it, I just need to believe in myself. This year has taught me so many different things and I am so proud of myself that I became an exchange student. The biggest change and lesson is definitely my improvement in english, I would never have thought I would be as good as I am talking english today. My confident is great and I just feel so happy about how much I have improved during these months. Of course there are still tons of words I don't know what means and I think there always will.

There has been nights I have cried myself to sleep and I am not saying this to make you scared, but an exchange is the toughest thing I have ever done in my entire life. It hasn't been easy I promise you, no matter what, I will never regret the decision I made by going abroad a year. The people I've met and the things I've learned makes it all worth it.

I don´t have words enough to express my happiness about coming home to Sweden. The day I will leave Saginaw is the day I´m finally flying home. Thinking of that I soon will see my amazing friends again after 10 months makes my stomach go upside down, in a good way.

I don´t know,I´m just confused I guess. There are so many thoughts in my head right now and I wanted to share them with you. I hope you liked it!


Soon.. Soon. 

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Hello! This whole day my tennis team and I had a tournament in Midland and we all did so good. We got second place and lost against DOW which is number one in the state. It's been a long day, we had to be at school 7 am this morning and I just got home. Almost twelve hours later! However, Lydia and I played great together and I had so much fun out there on the court!

I just got out of the shower and right now I'm laying in bed waiting for the food to be done. Tomorrow is Friday which I'm so excited for because I have great plans. I'm going up north with Madi and her family and we are actually staying the night. The weather is supposed to be very nice so I'll bring my swim suit, and my camera.

Today was a great day. Making the team is one of my best decisions I've taken here. All the amazing people I've met during this time is incredible and I really don't want the season to be over!

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