We are at the end of this amazing experience. 22 days of workshops, food, ice cream, hotels, travelling and good company.
India is one overly informative country. Despite religious and cultural diversity, I am leaving with an abundance of knowledge and understanding of the past and present India.
Looking back at pre-said challenges, I’ve really grown content with the humidity and rain here. I might even miss it when I get back home. Speaking of home, I am proud of how much I’ve handled my home-sickness. It has been incredibly tough at first as I felt isolated and misunderstood. I can’t say it got easier, but I was able to find positive ways to cope with it, like journaling my feelings and emotions daily, calling home regularly and just experiencing everything that took place around me.
As I’ve said in the beginning that this is a once in a lifetime opportunity, I believe I have made the most of it. I have no feelings of disappointment or regret at this point. I can’t say that I’ve found my place amongst all these students, but that’s not the point. We are all completely different individuals and I have really enjoyed these 3 weeks with them.
The level of confidence I had when I stepped into India has doubled since. I now have confidence in what I am able to achieve. I am as optimistic about my next chapter as I was about this one, maybe even more. I am truly thankful to myself for doing this.