From the Journal of: Kara
Last Blog Entry
I’m sitting at the airport in Miami reflecting on my journey in Guatemala. Emotionally I was not ready to leave Comalapa, but physically my body was telling me otherwise. I got traveler’s “you-know-what” this morning and realized that was the queue to depart. However, I didn’t know saying goodbye to people I only knew for a week would be so hard. I’m assuming it’s because the people of Comalapa had some things Americans lacked: manners and love… lots and lots of love. I thought I would be happy to come back home and at times I did miss things about home, such as toilets that can actually flush the paper down. Now, that seems to be the only thing that’s better. I miss the simple life back at my home in Comalapa, and yes I said “home;” not “house” but “home”. It will take some adjustment to return back to my regular lifestyle but overall my lifestyle changed after this trip. I understand the importance of education, listening to my elders when I am told, and to just all around be a more simple character rather than the complex individual I once was. My view of life is different now, so hello new world!