Hello Hello Hello from India for the final time!
This post is going to be short and sweet because in no way will I be able to express all the emotions I am feeling right now, I’ll keep that for my reflection post.
These past few months have been spent doing last minute errands, taking finals, and OH YEAH going to Kerala (southern India) for a week. More Kerala details and pictures to come too. Now the finals have been taken, the goodbyes have been said, and the errands have been run and I leave my home in just 10 hours. Woah. Too much going on to function right now.
At this moment I just want to thank a few people who have made this past semester so incredibly unforgettable. I wanted to give a shoutout to my homegirls from day one: Rachel Rodrigues and Sophia Pius. I love you guys. Thank you for taking me in on the first day of class and showing me the ways of St. Xavier’s. I promise I will never ever forget you and I will see you in 2022. You two and the “chill and bang” crew have made me happier than I could ever imagine being. Thank you for understanding my stupid jokes and reciprocating them and for helping me to find a saree blouse and so so so much more! Adam Redden: thank you for becoming a part of my life when I needed it most. Thank you for introducing me to your grandparents and letting me and Maggie hang out with them because they bring us incredible amounts of joy. You will always have a special place in my heart. You are the most genuine person I have met and you never hold back what you are feeling, something to be greatly admired. Pratap, Mojo, Khadija, Marcus, Saachi, Atufah, Rohini, Wricha, Pramita, Aakash, Aashish, Raghav, Aayush, Aman, Yashraj I APPRECIATE YOU ALL. Thank you for taking me in as white foreigner and making me feel special.
Thank you to my wonderful host family: Arundhati, Sujoy, and Vinayak. I cannot imagine my India experience without you all. Staying with a host family was one part of coming to India that I was the most excited about but also the most nervous about. The first night I spent here and we ate egg curry and talked for hours, I was put at ease. Thank you for showing me how to get around this crazy city by drawing me maps or even physically taking me places. Thank you for showing me how to cook and feeding me the most delicious meals of my life every single night. I looked forward to dinner much more than I ever have before these last four months. You have made myself, Kaylee, and Erin feel as though we are apart of this family from day one. I LOVE YOU ❤
This place and these people have changed me for the better and I will keep them in my heart forever.
Until next time,