There have been times when I said American high school stinks and I really wish I was far away. But I always forget to realize the great things in my high school. The fantastic theater program that I was a part of, the top eight choir in the state that I sang in, the sports team that I played one season of soccer in and FAILED at (but still made friends), and the classes where I have spent so much time (FRENCH), I can't help but feel that I have established a sense of belonging at my high school and I realize that I can see the entire school in my head and I realize I adore my school. Even the stupid sports teams that I definitely dissed probably way too much. Lunches were never boring, French class never lacking some sort of joke (Erich and Jacob, I'm writing directly to you), and everyday seeing familiar faces and even the rare occasion of seeing a new one. I will miss you NHS from afar in Bosnia (not Bulgaria, not Bolivia, not Belgium. BOSNIA) and I will remember NHS in the best light :)
|My Advisory class 2009-2012|
I also got my flight details for the PDO to Washington DC. Leaving at 7:53 in the morning from PDX and arriving in DC at 3:27. Such exact minutes. I am so excited for the PDO, though. We're going to the State Department, doing lots of touring (maybe White House, who knows?) and country oriented activities! Meaning officially meeting the SHAKE girls. I honestly believe that these girls are exactly like me. I've never met people that were very much like me, so this will be more fun than I thought it could have been.
As for other exchange related news, still no official departure date. I know I originally said August 15, but that's just the rough estimate. Could be sooner or later, who knows? All I know is that my summer is busy and it began at 3:00pm today. Summer is supposed to be long, but with all the things I'll be busy with, I won't have a lot of summer/chilling time. I also still don't have my host family, but with any luck, it'll be coming along soon. Crossing fingers for the end of the month.
Anyway, I'm going to get back to wasting time on Pinterest and remembering the early days of high school.
Until probably after the PDO,