I went to the Great Wall again yesterday. It may seem silly, but I really wanted to go again. In a way, I think it helped me say goodbye. I am so glad I came on this trip, and I want to thank everyone who helped me get here. I also want to thank my host family for being so sweet and understanding (especially when it came to culture clash). I will miss you.
Two more days.
Everybody is in a great mood. We are going back to the US next Wednesday, which means there's two days left on the trip. I am ecstatic to the point where I feel like jumping up and down until I can no longer feel my legs, but I am also sad that this part of my life is coming to an end.
Zero days left.
Last Friday was my last day of high school. Technically, graduation is not until June 10th, but I am done with school—until college, anyway. No more homework, no more essays, no more projects; summer has (unofficially) begun.
My feelings about leaving are ambivalent. There is so much about the US that I miss, but I know I will miss a few things about China once I leave. Here is a list of ten things I miss about the US, and ten things I think I will miss about China.
I am really excited to get back to the United States, not only because I have missed it, but because I am finally graduating from high school. Senior prom, senior countdown, graduation, summer, and college are waiting for me across the world. I will definitely miss China, however, and I am already planning to spend a summer during college back here. If you ever get a chance to travel to China, say yes! You will not regret it.
The video above was put together by Shirley Lin. Since this is a photography blog, I wanted to make it clear that none of the pictures on the video were taken by me.