That means I won't be back in Portland for about nine months.
That's a really long time. My housemates all feel pretty bittersweet about these next few days. On one hand, we get to go home, see our families, celebrate the holidays, relax, eat good food... but on the other, some of us won't see each other until the end of August.
It really hit me today as I spent the afternoon packing up my room. Because I'm going abroad, I'm subletting my room, which means I had to take down all of my posters, put all of my clothes in my suitcases and boxes, and take all of my notebooks out of my desk. My room is now pretty empty.
|look at how cozy my house is!|
|the view from Ecola State Park|
|a beautiful day downtown|
|my final product, and me for size comparison!|
And then, I go home! My family has a lot of traditions around the holidays, so I'm looking forward to that. After about the first week of January my friends will be heading back to school, so I'll get to spend a lot of time with my family and my few friends that stayed in the Twin Cities for college.
I'm excited and nervous to go abroad. I know it will be a great experience, but it's just so different than what I've been doing with my life for the last 21 years. I will keep you updated!
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