I’m so glad I went on this trip with all of you. I woke up this morning and thought I was still at Gesundheit! in a bunk bed, and then I realized that I was in a city, not on wide open farmland, and there weren’t any dead ladybugs or 5 other people in the room or construction work to do. I was telling people about the trip that happened, and it wasn’t happening any more, and that did make me really sad. But, I’m also really, really happy, and I have been all day. I gained a lot from this week and the time I spent with my AB family and Gesundheit!. I’m a different person now – I’m carrying the hilarious and moving memories of the week, being more intentionally positive and open, and going the extra mile for humor – and that makes me happy. I feel stronger and more capable of doing those things, and that makes me happy. I feel closer with my AB group, I know I connected with Gesundheit! staff, and I have lasting friendship with UMBC students, and that makes me happy. This trip has been challenging and you all have given me a lot – I’m sad it’s over, but I’m so happy to have gained everything I did. I love you guys!
Lots of love,