Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Hey Everyone!

So LONG time no see, so I will just give multiple brief updates of all that has been happening in my life over the past 3 months. When I left you I said I was going to Morocco in a few weeks. Well Morocco was absolutely incredible, like life changing. I went with my host family and it was my first large amount of time I spent with them and I a had a blast. Because this was their umpteenth time going, they knew the country and the customs very well. I have pictures up on my facebook too. After that, my parents came to visit for a week in March and it was great to see them. Apparently you are 'supposed' to feel weird with your family, but I honestly felt our relationship hadn't changed at all. In one ways its great, but it made me wonder if I have gone through the infamous change that happens on exchange. In the 8 days that they were here I took them to see all major cities  in Belgium and the Luxembourg and Amsterdam too!

Since then I have just been enjoying myself as much as I can. I went on the Spain trip offered by Belgian Rotary and it was wonderful. 70 exchangers for 10 days in Spain? How could it not be great? We saw Madrid Barcelona Avila Segovia Toledo and Salamanca. Since then I have just been having a blast in Belgium. I definitely realize that I don't have that much left here and its so scary to imagine going home. The other exchange students have become my family and leaving them will be some of the saddest goodbyes I will have ever done in my life. Even thinking about leaving right now is really stressing me out so enough with that.

In other news, I turned 18 last weekend and celebrated with a night in Bruxelles. It was so great to see friends and I had such a blast, it was the best birthday I have ever had. Then on Sunday the rotary organized a day at Belgium's amusement park. Its nothing like cedar point or King's Island, but it was fun. This weekend I'm pretty sure I'm going to a music festival of my region where I will see my favorite French group, Brigitte.

So, voila, a little update all that is happening in my life right now. I have a little over 2 months right now and I am going to make as much as I can out of it. I've already accepted the fact I will be tired until I get back to the states and go into hibernation for a month.