The After Effects

I made it to my last blog post. It has been a little bit over a week now that I have been home in Florida. Luckily, I did not have any jet lag— which I was kind of surprised about considering Romania is six hours ahead. I have been thinking it is because I never really got used to the time change when I was over there. I was in Romania for a month but I feel like my body was still functioning in Florida-time. 

  Since I have been back a lot of people have been telling me that I look different— which I don’t particularly see. However, I have gotten so many comments from co-workers and from my family saying that I have this glow about me. Personally, I have no idea what they are talking about, but I do feel different. It’s kind of hard to explain but I feel like I am seeing the bigger picture. Not that I didn’t before I went to Romania I am an anthropology major after all— I kind of have to see the bigger picture. It feels like that little things that I used to worry about— even though I had no real reason to worry about them— don’t matter to me anymore. I am focused on my future even more so than I was and I have this new motivation to succeed. It’s kind of like I found peace in myself in some way. The world is way to big for me to be worrying about little things. I met these amazing professors on this trip and they always talked about how the different routes they went with their careers and how it’s gotten them to where they are. It was really inspiring. It makes me want to go on another study abroad next summer!

   I do miss Romania. I want to go back some day. I don’t know when that will be, but I have put it on my bucket list and I am not one to back out of decisions. 

Until next time Romania,

Alexandra Vanegas

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