Hey guys welcome back. Sorry, I know this blog is really late but I was busy last month (or mostly lazy) but never mind I am back. So…. I have only 1 more month on my exchange and it feels really weird when I think about leaving this country and going back to India because this place is my new home. After spending almost one year in this place even the mere thought of moving from this place makes me sad and I still cannot believe how these 7 months have already past, it feels like it was yesterday that I boarded my flight to Spain, my first time travelling alone that too abroad. I vividly remember the moment I got down at the airport, we as a family went to eat lunch for the first time. And for the first time I ate pork jaws and paella.
During this exchange I met a lot of amazing people and surely I will miss all of them. Also during the exchange I was asked a lot of questions about why I came there but I never actually had a answer because I had honestly came just to experience how life, schooling and everything is outside India and to the people thinking of doing exchange, all I’ll say is DO IT. It will be the best decision of your life.
Now that it is the end of my exchange a lot of my friends tell me like, ” bro you haven’t studied for like one year and you’ll miss a few days of your college, how will you cope up and stuff?” and I am like chill dude everything will be fine. People also say that you are coming from a vacation and you will now have to work hard but what people sometimes don’t actually get is that its not a vacation because you have been living like this for 8 to 9 months and what you do there is now a part of your routine. You can’t just change it and continue your life like nothing was changed throughout the year, also like I’ve already said its always difficult going back to your country, changing your routine and just letting go of all the wonderful relations with the wonderful people we’ve met on the exchange. After all the experience i’ve had in the exchange I can say that:
Exchange isn’t a year in your life, it’s a life in a year.