I don’t usually do personal posts, but I’m sitting here listening to The Head and the Heart and reflecting on New Zealand. I am proud of myself. It has only been 7 weeks, but I have grown so much. I removed myself from a situation that was not making me happy, moved into a hostile indefinitely, and searched for a better opportunity. Luckily, I found one. It would have been so easy to just come home. Old me would have gone home in a heartbeat. However, adventurous me knew I could not give up. 23 has been a roller coaster so far, but I have control of the ride- my ride of a lifetime.