Tomorrow most people in the program are leaving. I'm really glad I gave myself a week to just "chill" and do the things I wanna do again and shinanigans and just get ready to go and hang out with Ricardo a bunch.I think I'll be fine with packing...definitely gonna leave a lot of stuff here. I don't really know what to do with it though. The other day I went to a really big grocery store......like.... as big as winco...and I could barely handle that.
So this is my last weekend here. Last weekend I went to the Cajon de Maipo to camp for a night with some people. It's just an area in the andes. We didn't go very far ,but it was cool and pretty. I went with 5 other girls and my friends pololo and Ricardo. It was fun. One of my menstrating friends was being super mean to Ricardo though and had a problem with absolutely everything he did so I got pretty fed up with that. We just all kinda ate, drank and hung out and gave some love to a stray dog that had followed us. The next day we went back. Then during the week I had tests and just kinda did that. Yesterday was kinda big, since it was so many peoples last night so I met up with Ricardo to get food and then we went to a girls apartment from my program to hangout/pregame before meeting at a beer place with practically the 40 other people in my group. It was pretty emotional and I got sad and cried a little bit and I think pretty much hugged everyone.There was karaoke too which I didn't do but lots of people did. It was difficult to say goodbye ,not really because I'm great friends with many of them but because they've been a part of the experience here. Then tonight I'm gonna get together with Ricardo and we're gonna go to a girls birthday party tomorrow which is at a really big park here. I wish I could take pictures my last weeek here. Not really sure where to find a disposable camera. , but it's okay. It's kinda cool because Ricardo is applying to do a work holiday in Canada and so he might visit if he gets his visa and stuff but it'd be pretty far from where he wants to be in Canada. It's been hard to develope close relationships here and not be able to show people the same side of my life, but I can at least talk about it. But yeah! Not too much going on. Just sad to go and excited too. It's hard to not think about it. When I'm with Ricardo it's hard to not talk about going back. Anyways, I'm having a hard time thinking of more to write, despite my almost sleep-less night this week. I love you all so much and again, thank you for all your support and love through this experience and I'll talk to you guys in person about it soon for the first time in over 8 months!!!!!!!! :-o <3 It's gonna be a tearful next week I think, and I'm dreading the plane ride because I fear that I'm gonna cry and want to cry for like 10 hours. But not just from sadness, but happiness that I've had this experience, that i've done it and happiness for seeing my loved ones soon.