Heed my warning, or else you will never want to leave!! Yes, I’m blogging only a few hours before my 20+ hour flight back to America and I’m starting to panic a little. I cannot believe I am actually leaving. It seems like just yesterday I anxiously arrived in Melbourne, not knowing whether to be excited or terrified. It’s funny to think that I was worried about being abroad for a year, and yet now, eleven months later, all I want is more time.
I can confidently say that my decision to study abroad in Australia has been the best decision I have ever made. I have had the most incredible experiences at college meeting new people and acclimating myself to a foreign environment. I have made lifelong friendships with the most wonderful people, something for which I am truly grateful. I have traveled to some of the most beautiful places in the world, exploring regions that I once thought were intangible. I have fallen in love. And now I don’t want to leave. I don’t want to leave this country or the amazing people in it. I can only find comfort in the possibility of my return. That being said, while there is ‘no place like home’, I know in my heart that this will not be my last time in the magnificent land of Oz.