Saturday, August 3, 2013

Goodbyes and The List

In these past few days, I have had to say too many goodbyes and see-you-laters. It's been so sweet to see my friends again, but sad to have to hug them for one last time before I leave.

Not only am I saying goodbye to people, but I am saying goodbye to Czech as well. Or at least for 10 months.

At the end of last Summer I began making a list of all the things I wanted to do before I leave. Some of those things on my "bucket list" (I hate calling it that, it sounds so depressing!) included:

Hiking Lysa hora.
Seeing the flash mob in Ostrava. 
Going to Prague (for a tour!). 
Making macarons.
Doing a US/CZ cooking day. 
Going to Tarzanie.

That last one, Tarzanie, is a ropes course about 20 minutes from where we live. It is in a place that we go to often, but I had never actually climbed there! When I found out that one of my classmates works there during the Summer, meaning I could go for free, I knew it had to happen.

I got to spend the afternoon climbing, zip-lining, and swinging from great heights, but mostly enjoying the time with Kristi, Barunka (Kristi's little sister), and Joey (Josephine). Thank you Joey for "hosting" us! It was so fun.

Note: That swing is taller than it looks!

Tomorrow I head off to Croatia, and from there, on the 15th, I fly to the States. Hard to believe this day is so near now.

It's not all sad though. There are good things ahead! I am so excited for this new chapter, and for all that it holds. I'm also pretty excited that I said a "see-you-later" to my future sister-in-law earlier this week! She was here visiting her family in Slovakia, and we got to go wedding dress shopping in Poland. Guess what? She found a dress!!! I am so happy that I'll get to see her pretty face even more often at Moody, and that I really can say "I'll see you in a few weeks" to her!

Sad to leave things behind, happy for what's ahead. Bittersweet. 

1 comment:

  1. And now almost a year has passed! Hard to believe huh? So glad you get to come home for a bit this summer to see some of those dear faces!


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