I feel like everyday I wake up and before I go to my bed I catch myself reflecting. Regardless of my hate for my living conditions, this has been the best semester of my life. Not for the basic reasons of traveling to Europe and taking amazing photos for social status.
But because of everything I learned and the person I am becoming. At first I hesitated studying abroad in the first semester of my senior year because a majority of the study abroad students are sophomores and juniors. Some are even freshman. Yes there are old people in the program who are 23 and even 24. . . it amazes me how were all so different.
I sit in the café and realize how differently we absorb this once in a life time experience. Different stages of maturity and knowledge mixed together in one roof. The students don’t clash, they group together with those are similar to them. Mentally and physically.
I find myself lost in the mix of it all. Not knowing where I fit or who understands me. At first I was disappointed, but then I became happy. Complex, unique, and original people can not easily be duplicated. Alone I stand. The beauty of the path of finding a fit.
I believe that everyone should travel, I just hope they embrace and indulge it.
This semester abroad has taught me about myself, who I am, where I’m going and where I been.