As of today, I have now been back in Indiana for 3 weeks. It has been the busiest 3 weeks ever! I'll give a recap of what exactly I have been up to in no particular order.
1. I attended Maggie's presentation on her year in Turkey at the Anthony Wayne Rotary Club in Fort Wayne. Maggie did a fantastic job presenting and I also got to hang out with Orsi before she headed home to Hungary.
|Me, Orsi, and Maggie|
|IKEA in Michigan|
|Lunch from Erie Bread and Company: Roast beef, sauerkraut, and dark bread|
3. I met my niece Eden for the first time! She was born in February when I was on exchange, so it was exciting to finally meet her. She has definitely stolen my heart!
|Louise and I at my Rotary Presentation|
|Goodbye Louise! Front row: My sister Delaney and brother Mason. Back row: Me, my brother Gavin, Louise, my mom, and my dad|
5. I got my license!! It feels so great to be able to drive by myself safely on the right side of the road.
6. My family had the opportunity to meet and spend two days with my Swiss sister's family. Her parents knew English, but her two younger brothers didn't know any. With Estelle's younger brother's knowing no English, my brother Mason and sister Delaney communicated with Timo and Colin by using obscene hand gestures and charades. Both my family and Estelle's family got many laughs. We can't wait to see them again!
7. I hung my very special Australian flag on my bedroom door. It makes my room seem a bit more 'homey' now.
|Left to Right back: Estelle's mom and dad and my parents. Left to Right on sofa: Delaney, Gavin, Colin, Estelle, Mason, Timo, and me|
8. I registered for the SAT and ACT. I've also started thinking about where I want to apply for University and what I would like to do. Before exchange, I thought I wanted to be a Physical Therapist. Now, I'm a bit undecided on what exactly I would like to do at University, which makes deciding where I want to apply really difficult. Everything will all work out is what I keep telling myself!
9. I registered for school and scheduled my classes for my Senior year, which starts Monday. I will be only going for a semester as of now. I'm not sure what second semester will consist of yet, since I will only need to take one science class to fulfill my diploma. After seeing some kids from my school at a meeting to pick up laptops, I realised that I didn't have a lot in common with my peers anymore and that it will make my first month at school very difficult. Everything will be okay and work out as I said before.
10. My family has also decided to host a student from CHI (Cultural Homestay International) for 10 weeks as a rescue family. If the student blends well with our family, we will keep the student for the whole 10 months. If it isn't working, we will find another host family for the student.
That's all for now. I'll hopefully find the time to keep blogging.