For the first time, I experienced a traditional Thanksgiving, a holiday declared to say “thank you” and to realize what we have. Thanksgiving makes you think what you should be thankful for, because a lot of the times we don’t appreciate all the moments or opportunities.
In my case I realized, how thankful I should be to experience life in the United States and see a new part of the world. Of course, I wanted to say thank you to my family, my friends and all the people that supported me as I went away and still do every day. No matter what time of the day, someone always responds (the plus of having friends that do an exchange year, is that someone is always awake, somewhere around the world…) and all conversations over Facetime or Skype showed me that distance makes no difference.
But next to this I started to appreciate what makes me thankful here, the people and moments that made this first part of my exchange already so amazing. I can’t believe that I got to know so many new people and how open everyone was since the beginning. All the time I spent in Virginia Beach that made me feel home, because of the people that shared this time with me. Especially my hostsister, or as we call us sisters, that makes me feel home every day.