It’s over. My first study abroad is over. As soon as it began, it ended. It felt like it lasted 100 years, and it felt like it lasted 1 day. This is truly my most memorable journey, but I hope to someday top it. For now, what I really need is some rest.

I have walked away from this experience a better person.  I have learned to manage stress better, be more patient, and to think on my toes. Most of all, I have learned to relax, and let things run their course. Going abroad for the first time entails a flurry of every emotion imaginable at the same time. It is an experience like no other, and I am beyond grateful that I was able to be a part of something this life changing.

My classes are over, but my time abroad is not. I will be gallivanting across France and Ireland until July 6th, and I am ready to take what I have learned and apply myself. Another chapter of my life has been opened, and I am more than ready to begin it.

Wish me luck.

-John Moore