It’s me again, how have you been? It is been almost a month since my letter, hope you missed me. The last few days before the trip were horrible, so many things for me to sort it out, the suitcases, last minute paperwork, the anxiety, but everything turned out just fine, as you can see. This is a picture of me and my mom at the airport, at this time I was a mixture of feelings. I was so happy and at the same sad because I was going to leave them, they were amazing supporting me and helping me not to let these bad feelings get in the way of the good ones.
For me the worst was the last day, the hours didn’t pass accordingly to the normal pace time is supposed to pass, the “goodbyes”, the “see you soons”. It’s a mixture of feelings, the wanting to go and live the new experiences, the wanting to stay with everyone you care about and know that you will miss the instant you pass through the boarding gates, but the second the plane took off, every single one of the bad feelings went away.
If you think that everything is only roses, mate, you couldn’t be more wrong, because once you pass the boarding agents and put your suitcases in the car, you have another thing to worry about, how is the family going to be like, are they going to be nice, are they going to restrict, are they going to be this or that, oh I was so nervous, but once again, I got lucky and everything turned out just fine, more than fine I would say, they are amazing, I think I only felt like an intruder for the first two seconds.
My host mum welcomed me with a hug and a kiss on the cheek, exactly the same way, us Brazilians greet ourselves, she was amazing making sure I wasn’t hungry and inviting me to sit in the living room with them. She makes a toast with cheese and tomato, that boy, it’s amazing.