Oh mein Gott, es ist doch wirklich crazy wie schnell die Zeit vergeht. Heute am 1.1.17 ist dann wirklich schon die Hälfte meines Auslandsjahres rum und in genau 5 Monaten werde ich meine Mutter wiedersehen und in genau 6 Monaten ist mein Flug nachhause. Ich bin unfassbar dankbar, was ich alles erleben durfte in 2016. Bis jetzt war es denke ich das beste Jahr in meinem Leben. Ich habe so viel neues dazu gelernt, was mir keiner mehr nehmen kann.
And that is all Exchange is about. Exchange is about learning. Not learning the things taught in school but learning life lessons. It's learning who you are and who your friends are, the type of people you want as your friends.It's about learning what's really important to you. Exchange is about learning how to tolerate, how to accept, how to like and how to love. Learning how to give more as you get back and that it is okay. Learning that time can be your biggest enemy but also to trust in time and that somehow things will generally be okay in time. It's about learning that your parents sometimes do have the right answer and that your big brother is more important than you ever thought before. Exchange is about learning to accept that you can't change some things. It's about learning how to not become first place and still be proud. exchange is about learning that big parties not necessarilly mean a good time and that time with your family can give you way more. Learning that loneliness doesn't go away in a crowd but that it is okay to be alone sometimes. Exchange is about learning that people probably like you a whole more than they will ever tell or show you. Just because that is how they are. It's about learning that's your responsibility to make sure the people in your life know how much you appreciate them. It's about making people smile even when you don't feel happy. Exchange is about learning how to miss people enough that they don't become part of your past and how to not miss them so much that it keeps you from moving into the future. Exchange is about learning how great life is and that you should take every chance you get. Exchange is about learning. Learning how to live!
Thanks to all the people who are part of my life and who will always be! Even when we don't start 2017 together I promise we will end it together.
Happy New Year 2017