Goodbye! Au revoir!

Journal Entry:

Well, it's time to say goodbye! I've enjoyed spending this time with all of you, and I hope you enjoyed learning about my study abroad experiences. I love sharing my journey with others, and I hope that y'all had fun going back in time with me.

Saying goodbye is always hard for me, and I usually put it off for as long as possible, but I hope that this isn't an end but rather a beginning. This could be the start of something great, and I can't wait to see where this road leads all of you. Perhaps this will be the first step of y'all trying something new that is exciting and terrifying, fun and challenging! I know that my time abroad was the beginning of the most amazing opportunities for me. I know that if any of you take the chance to try out something similar, it will give you fresh perspectives, broaden your horizons and encourage you on your road ahead. 

Most of all, I hope that I inspired someone else's future journey, and I hope I'll some day learn about the adventures that you all will have ofnyour own. It's still crazy to think that a once poor, sickly, orphan child like me has had the chance to live and pursue all my dreams. This goes to show that hard work, dedication and perseverance go a long way. If I can do it, so can you! So go and make your dreams come true! 

Happy holidays!