Things start to get real
You don’t really think about it much. Why? Because you’re having the best time of your life. I’m talking about saying goodbyes: all good things must come to an end. No one wants to think about it, or for it to happen, but eventually it comes.
Quite a few of my friends are getting ready to go back home, as they live close in Europe, so they do not feel the need to stay as long as others.
All of this is new to me, I’ve never had to say goodbye to someone like this, it’s sad. However, I wasn’t that sad when we actually parted ways, because I was confident I’ll see them again. But, later, it starts to sink again. These people you now call “family”, brothers, sisters, that you see everyday spending time with each other, they all must go back home to their normal lives. That’s when the sadness starts to come.
We all drop our plans in order to spend time with our close friends before we do not see each other for a long time. Going out to eat and sharing our last laughs and good conversations about our own cultures back home. I had to say goodbye to my dear Australian friend on our Thursday pajama party, and that’s when it felt real. It’s a new type of feeling, knowing these people are leaving, but wishing you could have them with you all the time because they are so awesome. Seeing people cry is the worst part. Although there is much crying going on in these see you laters, I think about how happy I am having gone on this exchange, this was the best decision of my life.