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One Month


Guest post from YFU Alum AnnaSo it has been one month since I returned from the USA. I remember the day that I arrived and the fear of being alone in a new country, but soon I got used to it and it started to feel like home.

One month that I don't see all the people that I love so much: my amazing host family, my adorable friends and even those unknown people that randomly smile at you in the street.

One month that I don't walk through Boonton to buy a coffee at Dunkin.

One month that I lost my American life in order to try to find my old Brazilian one. But after all I can't find it cause it isn't lost to be found, it's just a chapter that I finished to come to another part, another me, another version of 'Anna from Brazil'.

After all that, I just want to thank all those who made my exchange year, even more amazing and changed my life in the best way possible. I love you and I miss you a lot! No words can express how much you changed my life and made me a better person. I truly appreciate it.

Well, it's one month back home, sad to be gone and glad to be home, my old home, cause now America also feels like home to me because 'where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts’.