As I sit at home on break preparing to go abroad for 4 months, I am also reflecting on and continuing to live the past semester.
Who would have thought that after some interviews at places that did not fit me at all, I would take a chance on Erie House and fall in love. I feel in love with the environment and the kids and the staff.
I have been back to visit briefly a couple of times already (for various reasons) and it has finally struck me that I will truly miss Chicago and Erie while I am away. My coworkers have become friends.
I thought that at this point I would be ready to leave and itching to stay abroad forever, but I am not. I am excited to go, but I also feel like I have something to cherish here in Chi, and I am grateful for that.