I drowned. But then I got air.

Air is good! A human can live weeks without food, days without water, but only minutes without air. I wish you all enough air to keep swimming!

Words of Hope Blog

They have these live theater shows in New York City where you walk around a house filled with actors performing a play. You’re “watching” the show, but it’s happening around you…. You’re even a prop sometimes.

That’s how I felt on the first day back at Duke. Like everyone was hustling and bustling around me, and I was just watching, taking it all in.

People make jokes about how post-abroaders talk about their experience by saying, “I have this fresh perspective” or “my life has been changed.”

But I think that’s just how we explain it when people want a quick answer. At least those are the clichés I use to explain it.

But what I really want to say is: “Abroad made me so over it.”

Abroad made me sOOOooOOoooo over it.

Let me explain.

Not over it in the sense that I am frustrated and fed up with…

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