Last month in Germany!!!!
So I have finally arrived at my last month in Germany. It has been a long LONG year here in Europe. Its been more difficult than I could have ever imagined being away from my my loved ones this long.
Having said that.....I know that I have learned more this past year than I could ever have dreamed. I have made new friendships, learned another language, saw some of the most wonderful sights of Europe with my family, and completed my bachelors degree in Anthropology.
It has been a very interesting experience getting to see another countries culture and also their viewpoints on so many topics. Over the past year I have gotten many reactions from people all over Europe when I tell them I am an American. Some people smile and greet you. Some people laugh and shake their head. Some people laugh and shake your hand. Some people treat you badly. And some people treat you VERY badly (like the guy in the Paris airport that purposely told me to go the wrong way so I would miss my flight). But.....it has become very apparent to me that even the people that say they don't like America.......still respect America.
So I hope everyone had a happy 4th of July no matter where you were. Hopefully you stopped and remembered why we celebrate this holiday. Over 230 years ago farmers, workers, businessmen, preachers, and common folk like yourselves all became traitors to the British Crown because they wanted freedom. Although it sometimes seems like we have less and less freedom in this country, we are still America.....home of the brave and land of the free and I realize that more now than I have.
A few weeks ago I finished working on a video of all my pictures from the past year. Its not ALL of my pictures......but it is a lot of them. I estimate that I have taken nearly 50,000 pictures here so it was difficult going through all of them and picking out all the right ones. I'm still not totally happy with it, but this is the final product. Make sure that you turn your audio up because there is music.
I'll be posting one more time before I leave for the US. Hope everyone had a good weekend. Talk to you soon!