First of all :
Happy New Year to everyone!! :)
Yes I know I've promised you guys new posts but so far I just had not time to. And I'm really sorry that I did a lot of such apologize posts lately; I'll try to do my best and upload regularly from now on but I can't promise anything.
Anyhow, Happy,happy New Year to you all! I hope 2013 started good for you no matter where in the world you are at right now!
I really just can't repeat myself when I say that it all goes way to fast. Wasn't it just November? It feels like it, somebody please come and stop the time for a little bit!? It feels so unrealistic being already in the new year and already having school again.
Yes, school started for me on Janurary 3rd, on a Thursday. I can say it was not a great joy going to school on a Thursday, it felt weird and waking up that morning was really hard..
In 2012 I have learned a LOT. And I am very, very thankful for this experience and this year. I know the simple word thank you can't express how thankful I actually am for having this amazing oppunity to be here in Indiana, with this amazing hostfamily which didn't just opened and welcomed me in their home but also in their hearts.But of course I am also extremly thankfull to my parents because without them this wouldn't have been possible as well.
2012 had been a year full of new experiences;
I have become more patient than I probably have ever been. This resulted mostly from my time as a hopee where I was forced to wait until things just happened, the first letter for the AWG, host familiy package, the VBS and of course the arrival in the hostfamily and USA. Sometimes I have the feeling I've become too patient, haha.
Also I've experienced homesickeness, which is indeed not my best experience here in the US. Infact it's the worst. I needed to learn how I can get out of the homesickness, find things to do to keep me busy and talk with my problems to my family here in the US. It's not that easy for me to deal with it but it's also a huge experience for me.
Being so far away from home and experiencing a new culture also caused a culture shock with which I also had to deal with.
I needed to get used to my new environment, the new people I met and still meet constantly.I had to be more flexible and interact with these new people, getting used to the long school days, food, behavior and way of life in my family and getting to know these strangers who have become my second family. All those things belong to my experiences.
In this year I have been in wonderful New York and met a lot of international exchange students and had a lot of fun with them. I've tried playing basketball on an american highschool, had homecoming and homecoming week, was on football games and volleyball games, and of course basketball games and even played (!), I have had revival in church and got to know church in America, celebrated Halloween, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving ( a post is still awaiting), was on the Shipshewana trip and 3 different meetings with our exchange students here in our area which had always been a lot of fun and I celebrated american christmas and new years eve.(also still awaiting)
Yeah 2012 had been full of new experiences for me. I probably haven't written down everything but oh well. I'm very much looking forward to a packed year full of experiences in 2013!