The day has finally arrived where I am headed home. As I finished packing and walked out of my apartment in Prague for the last time it was very sad. Looking out the window as my Uber took me to the airport I reflected on all the great times I had had in the city and realized how lucky I truly was to spend 3 months with my friends in Europe. It was definitely an experience I will never forget or be able to replicate again. However, as I boarded on to my first leg of the flight back to Boston, I realized I was ready to be home to see my family. I was ready to be back in my normal routine at home with my traditional home cooked meals and good night of sleep in my own bed. Overall, being back in the US brings a sense of comfort to my life, not because we do things better than countries in Europe but that it is what I am used to.
Another reason I was ready to be home is because I love Christmas. There is nothing better than getting into the holiday spirit around this time of the year and in Prague we were unable to feel the Christmas spirit unless we went to the markets that were spread across the city. Also, after missing Thanksgiving with my family, I realized how much I miss my family during holidays and there is not a more heartfelt holiday than Christmas. In the end, I am very excited to be back in the US and spend some time with my friends, family, and dog before I have to go back to school.