Life Lately

11133716_10206169284738663_2146092816183257206_nHello friends, how has life been lately? For me, life has been an emotional roller coaster! You see, I leave Heidelberg in 13 days. I literally can’t believe my abroad experience is almost over. It is bitter sweet- I am simultaneously excited and sad! I am excited to see what the future holds, such as my internship in Hildesheim this summer and my junior year on campus. But I am mourning the loss of these people, this place, and this time in life. I adore my Heidelberg group, and it is hard to come to terms with the fact that I won’t see them as often next year. We will naturally scatter all over campus, get involved in different things, and make new friends. But I know we will always hold a special place in each other’s hearts for the rest of our lives. These fifty people have changed me for the better, and I will carry the lessons I’ve learned from them with me for the rest of my life.

You see that picture up there? Let me explain. My german class had to put on a play in german for the other students in our program for a final grade. We were split into two groups, and my group decided to perform our version of The Wizard of Oz. I portrayed the role of Flying Monkey Number 1. Yeah, I was pretty much the star. The other group performed Star Wars, which was equally entertaining. See what I mean about this group of mine being special? When will I ever get to be a flying monkey again?

Life lately is all sort of things. I have a million emotions competing for brain space, but not one of them is regret. Every experience taught me a valuable lesson about myself or about others. This has been the best year of my life, but it must come to an end. Sometimes the best things in life are finite, don’t you think? How has your life been lately? Aufwiedersehen!

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