April 7th, 2014

At this point, it’s been a while since I’ve had any kind of home. Most people in my program at least knew of another person or went to Prague with few people from their school. So, this week I was very fortunate. First, I spent my Tuesday night with a Drake pal, Katarina! Katarina is also studying in Prague, just with a different program. With school and weekend trips, it took us till this past week to get together which was sad, but real. I cannot express how thankful I was for that beautiful, beautiful meal. Just to have someone to talk about our experiences and how it was going to affect our lives back home was so fantastic. We each understood where the other was coming from, and it was nice just to talk to someone who completely understands where I come from.

            The weekend also brought another friend from Drake, Brenna! I was fortunate enough to spend both Friday and Saturday night with Brenna, and I couldn’t have been happier about it. First, it was exciting to be able to show off Prague to a friend. Second, it was sooo nice to share in some solid DG lovin’ and have a good time with (again) someone who totally knows where I come from. It was interesting to share stories of our different abroad experiences and to be able to still completely relate to each other and how we were feeling.

            All in all, I’m getting really stressed about having to leave Prague. Clearly, I’m very, very happy with my life here and it’s hard to imagine not being in this city everyday. I miss a lot of things about home, but none of them seem to be enough motivation to want to leave this experience behind. At the same time, these thoughts are motivating me to make sure I get everything I want done. I’m going to have a very busy end of the semester. In the next few weeks I will be traveling to Istanbul, Berlin, Cesky Krumlov, and Barcelona. In addition to trips, I have four final papers due for my classes, friends visiting, and I still have things to see in Prague! Sweet Jesus, help me.

 

6 weeks left!!!

 

Na Schedanou,

Lizzie

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^^^Brenna and I at James Dean!