Saying goodbye is never easy, ever. You want to tell them, “See you later” or “See you soon” but you never know if that will actually happen. On the plus side, most of the people leaving go to schools around the U.S. so it is possible to see each other again. But as a last little celebration for the one’s leaving soon we decided to have a little family dinner that turned into a large feast. This consisted of all different kinds of food including, spinach and artichoke dip with baguette bread, potato bake, pasta bake, macaroni and cheese, lasagna, chicken and shrimp skewers, na’an bread, and quesadillas with tomato, sour cream and guacamole. That wasn’t all, we also had cupcakes, tim tams, hot chocolate, and brownies for dessert. Needless to say, we were in a food coma after eating.
Everyone brought something and with 12 people it was definitely a lot of food and a lot of leftovers. It was pretty amazing, it was like going to a restaurant but having all your favorite foods readily available, you didn’t have to choose just one. But by the end of the night it started to hit the people that were leaving the next morning that their Aussie journey was coming to an end. Friends that we have made throughout the semester came to say their goodbyes and wish each other luck in the future.
Although it was sad to see them go I was lucky enough to have become friends with them throughout the semester. Thankfully, I changed my ticket to stay just a little longer and have a little over 3 weeks left on my journey. But I know I cannot take these last few weeks for granted and do as much as possible before I come back to the states. Well, I could always do things I don’t do now on my next visit because I know this will not be my last time in Australia.