I have been back in the United States for two weeks. When I first arrived at home, I felt a little odd. Don’t get me wrong, I was very excited to sleep in my own bed again and be reunited with my friends and family, but I missed the routine that I had established over the past two months. No more going to class 4 days a week, or having family dinners everyday. It was like one day, I was translating everything in my head in Spanish and then the next I was surrounded by English and never had to even think in another language. The transition was very abrupt and because of it, I missed my homestay family very much. My host mom sent my roommate and I all of the pictures that we had taken together over the last couple of weeks which definitely aided in my missing them. It is so interesting to sit back and reflect on my journey in Mexico. I started out a nervous wreck who could barely speak two words in Spanish. Then at the end of it, I was able to understand and struggle my way through whole conversations. My growth within the Spanish language was very rapid and my love for the country grew stronger with each day that passed. This is definitely an experience that I will cherish and remember forever. Being on your own in a foreign country for that long allows you to learn and discover new things about yourself that you never believed were even possible. You are pushed to adapt to a new environment and it is one of the most beautiful things to go through. Mexico will always have a special place in my heart!