The quarter is underway and we are four or so weeks in. I finally had the first meeting for the French trip and I’m excited. I can’t believe I’m going to do it all over again. I can still remember seeing my parents off at the airport the first time. I remember the look on my Dad’s face. I knew he was going to miss me but at the same time was proud of me. Now I have the opportunity to do it all over again. It really hasn’t hit me yet. I remember how I felt going to Spain for the first time. I was a little nervous but extremely excited. 6 months is a long time and I keep forgetting that.
During that time, I thought it would all never end. Now, 2 years later I miss it so much. The friends I made and times I had I will remember forever. The excitement of everything being so new and breathtaking was great.
However, this time I feel like a pro. I’ve been there and done that and now I get to do it all over again. A whole new experience awaits me. I’ve been here for too long and the excitement only lasts for a second. It’s hard to really describe how that experience affected me. It’s true, I did go to Mexico but that was only for 6 short weeks and was pretty uneventful. When I came back from Spain it was really weird. I did have a few problems because the greatest experience of my life was behind me. It’s so sad to think it’s all over. I do remember being bored and writing in this journal about it during the summer. That was true, I was bored. I believe that to be because I had accomplished what I came to do and also that my friends from the spring semester were gone. The summer just wasn’t the same, although a blast. However, I’m leaving again!! I really hope France is as good as Spain was. It has some big shoes to fill!! Spain just has such a place in my heart that nothing can really compare. It’s achieved legendary status in my mind! The trick will be not to compare my Spain experience to France. I should have a blast.