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... to reach fluency in Spanish! Putting my newly found writing skills to work, I applied to scholarships that set out to fund people like me, and I received the Gilman Scholarship that has financially enabled me to explore where I didn't think I ever would.
In Grand Rapids, I learned the building blocks of Spanish. In Marquette, Michigan, yo aprendía como hablar, escuchar, escribir, y ...
... pocket and half finished cups of coffee strewn about the living room. Travel is in the air. It's in the hallway with my backpack, in my ukulele pocket with my passport, in the way I can't help but not hate the snow for the last ten days I'll taste it.
I'll be there in ten days.
I can't wait to meet you.
... 5 times to pay respects to the 5 elements, and drop the flaming straw to ignite the procession of my past.
The smoke rises above the river as the Sadhus go about their rituals. I start back up the stairs, away from the deceased, ready to breath again, ready to feel the press of emotion beckoning from within me. Head down, hands clasped, I mutter a single noise to commemorate all that has passed form that old life.
A few months ago, I received a mass email sent to all students majoring in Allied Health Science. I glanced over this email quickly, thinking that studying abroad is certainly not for me. Well, a few informational meetings and about one month later, I was headed to South Africa
with people I barely knew, to help with an organization and in a township I had never heard of. As it turns out, this would become an experience of a lifetime.
I can't believe that I have 20 days before I leave. As the realization starts setting in, I have a slight feeling of homesickness already. How am I supposed to live TWO MONTHS without my parents by my side, Jake hanging out with me, and two little stinkers messing with me all the time? I am surely not used to being away from everybody for this amount of time, and I am DEFINITELY ...
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