"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day. And I believe in miracles."
~ Audrey Hepburn

7.01.2011

And We're Off!

I am leaving tomorrow at 9 AM for my 3-week trip across the continent.
I should be packing up my room right now, but you all know how I love to procrastinate!

I just got back from saying goodbye to all of my friends. 
It is crazy to think that this amazing experience we all shared is coming to an end...
I became really close to many of the people in my program and I feel so lucky
that I had the opportunity to get to know such amazing people. 
I am sad that we are all going back to our old lives, but I also know that the friendships 
we made are not ending any time soon. I can't wait to see everyone again, at home. 
We'll probably be at In N Out, Chipotle, or Sprinkles, if you're wondering. 

This week felt like it passed by at 100 MPH. 
My last final (a presentation) was on Thursday, and with the end of that final 
also came the end of the semester, the end of my exchange program, and the end of college.
That is a lot to take in! This week I also went to my internship at the daycare for the last time.


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The teacher asked them if they had anything to say to me. So, one by one, 
the students walked to the front of the class and gave me a personal goodbye.
Here are some highlights:

"Quiero decir que... que... te quiero"
I want to say that... that... I love you

"Te quiero tanto"
I love you a lot

"Te quiero hasta las estrellas"
I love you to the stars

"Te quiero hasta la luna"
I love you to the moon

"Te quiero hasta el sol"
I love you to the sun

"Te quiero hasta el cielo"
I love you to the heavens

"Eres muy linda"
You are very beautiful

"Su ropa es linda"
Your clothes are beautiful

"Me gusta su pelo... es muy linda"
I like your hair... it is very beautiful

Yeah, I just about died. It was very likely the sweetest thing that I've ever witnessed.
Saying goodbye to them was different than saying goodbye to my friends because
I know that I will never see them again. I wonder what will become of them? 
Who will teach them the ending to Twinkle Twinkle Little Star???

But I guess that is life. 
So many people come into our lives but some stay and some go. 
And some, we just talk to on Facebook. HAHAHA.

Okay, sorry, its late and I'm getting delirious haha.
I'll try to keep the world updated on my whereabouts during the next 
three weeks but I am not quite sure how easy Internet-access will be.

Talk to you soon :)
And, for those of you at home in Cali, see you soon :) :) :)



 


3 comments:

Sarah Marie said...

AWW

girl, have fun frolicking around South America. meet me in NYC, Philly, or DC. okaybye.

xo

Michelle said...

aaaww that's so cute!! how did you not cry?!?!

Anonymous said...

Marcella I miss you but have the best time traveling everywhere! :)

Te quiero,
Lex