Basically, the last few days have been spent doing things for the last time. On Wednesday we went into the city one last time. I will NOT miss the train. We took pictures of the city, went to the Opera House, and did some last minute souvenir shopping. T'was grand.
Packing and clearing out my room has been a process...a yet to be completed process...and as I'm writing this I have 12.5 hours until the shuttle picks me up for the airport. I'm really not looking forward to that 13-hour flight...or Customs in LA...or the 7 hours I get to spend in LAX.
Today I had to say goodbye to my friend Sara, who I met on my very first day here. She was in the same study abroad program as me, and we stayed in the same room at the hostel for orientation. I was not too happy about that. This evening, Abby and I went on a dinner date...and it basically actually turned out to be a date. First of all, we ordered the same thing--for dinner and dessert. She poured my water for me and ordered dinner for me. And I ordered dessert for both of us. So yeah, date.
We plan on staying up alllll night so we can sleep on our flights tomorrow and try to beat the horrendous jet lag that I expect to have. Except it is 6:38 p.m. and I feel like I could fall asleep standing up at this point. I don't know what's happening.
It's been an emotional roller coaster the past few days. It's hard to see this, the greatest experience of my life to date, come to an end. I can't believe I almost didn't study abroad. I am so thankful that I was able to and that I took advantage of it. But now it is time to come home to my family and friends, and I can't wait to see alllll of you!