On the other hand, I think I will appreciate some specific things at home too:
- my friends and family!
- not swatting away flies while trying to eat
- taking a LONG (longer than 2 minute) shower
- not feeling like I have to take a shower every time I come back from town
- choosing what I get to eat for my meals
- spreading my arms out in my room
- FRESH AIR.
- being able to decipher items on a menu instead of having to guess and end up with a plate full of who knows what.
- set prices=no more bargaining (although, I have become pretty good at it)
- paved roads!
- people showing up on time, as compared to “African Time”
- one hour church services
- being able to swim in the ocean without worrying about rip-tides
- plopping down on my bed instead of climbing up into it every night (this also includes being able to sit up in my bed without my head being pressed into the ceiling)
- and again…friends and family!
Ok, this is it. It’s officially my last blog post…I will be on my way home in 9 hours (with a 3 day stop in Paris with my parents). This weekend has been full of good-byes and it still doesn’t feel real that I’m done. My last day of work was yesterday & I can honestly say that I have no desire to ever clean another bloody suction bottle again. I sure am going to miss all the amazing people I have come to know and love here, but it’s time to go back home. If you’re from North Carolina, I’m sure I will be seeing you soon : )