After the plane ride I was greeted by my wonderful family and we headed home for a delicious dinner together. As soon as I opened the door to my house, I ran to my room and jumped on my bed. It felt so good to be home. My first week home was mostly consumed by catching up on sleep and fighting terrible jet lag. I still haven't gotten over it yet. But, I did have time to spend with my family and friends before the semester starts again.
Instead of boring you all with a long post about how awesome study abroad is, just do it yourself. Yes sometimes it's scary, hard and you feel alone, but there's nothing like it. It's so rewarding because of the experiences you have and the people you meet. Plus, you have a new city to call home. But one of the most important lessons you learn is to enjoy the little moments in life. Everything you need is around you, just open your eyes because you don't really know what you have until it's gone.
Happy New Year! :)