I am ready to get back to life, to start working, building relationships, and pursuing the future.
It will be sad to leave. I will miss every aspect of life here: the food, the people, the culture, the beautiful and tropical landscape. So many amazing layers to this country. I'm interested to see how my adjustment back to America will be. Will I be jaded? Will I be homesick for Thailand? It will be very different to actually understand the language around me. I know it will be an adjustment to not being stared at by everyone. Not that I like it but when you're treated like Paris Hilton- you kinda get used to it. I have been in countless photos of people passing by me and asking if they can take my photo. It's very surreal. Phil lives in a small southern town where a young, white female is extremely uncommon.
I have learned so much, especially about myself. This has been such invaluable time to sit, reflect, and discover who I am and what I desire. It takes a while to get to your core and figure out what you want in this life. I believe I reached that though.
And like all of life, seasons come and go. I'm excited to see what this new season has in store for me.