I've been away from home for quite some time now without posting anything. I don't know why but I just didn't feel comfortable with posting. Even though I sat down multiple times and tried typing things it felt more like a chore than a blog post. But now I am back comfortable with posting and telling you guys about this journey of mine. I have a lot to tell since a ton has happened here in 'Murica.
It all began when I landed in New Jersey on the 13th of August. We stayed at a hotel about 20 min from New York. The first day was mostly to get organised and to get informed from everything about host families to what we were going to do for the next couple of days.
Day two and three we spent touring Manhattan - which is kinda small in my opinion, but I still loved it immensely. A tour of Downtown - China Town, Little Italy, One World Trade Center - the first day, and Uptown -Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Times Square - the second day.
Honestly I don't really think I got to do that much in NYC. I saw so many things, but since we had to go in groups and nobody wanted to do what I wanted to do I mostly had to tag along. I have some pictures though (even though they're not the best quality since we were on the move constantly and sometimes in the bus).
I think my favourite thing I got to do in NYC was when we had a bit of a rest in this public space - the one with the blue birds in the ceiling - and I just sat down by myself and watched all these New Yorkers pass by, them not knowing that I was a tourist. I took out my sketch pad and I drew.
I drew the birds in the ceiling, made a sketch of a palm tree, and studied this woman who were trying on these VR glasses. All around me were these people, young and old from all around the world just hanging out, busy and calm at the same time.
On the 17th it was time to catch the plane to go to Texas. I stayed my first three months in a small town called Ropesville, after that I changed family. I don't know if I'm comfortable speaking about what happened and the circumstances to why I changed families, so let's just say it wasn't the best fit.
I met some of the best people I have ever met in Ropes though and I am happy and grateful that I got the time I had there to meet them and spend time with them even if it was short.
Hope you all are doing well and know that I'm always here so just HMU!
Currently I'm situated in a city called Fate with a lovely family who are really nice and funny. I will be back with a less broad post and maybe share some more current pictures (if I decide to take some).