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Photo by Tom Pablo, South America Semester.

23 Days

There are 23 days left of this course. Yesterday our group had some free solo time in the city of Sucre to reflect and take care of ourselves. It was a super goregous day and from where I sat with my journal I could see the whole city, the surrounding mountains and also a blue sky. We were given a prompt to write a letter to ourselves for transference; which is the very last part of our course.

Thinking about my hopes for the rest of the trip I thought a lot about my year as a whole and what my goals had been for this trip. This year has been a lot about facing who I really am, so as we come to the end of what has been a transformative, eye opening and also anxiety filled year I want to enjoy these next few weeks. I want to be proud of  myself for stretching my comfort zone and being braver. I want to be proud of a group of people I care a lot about as we go through our x phase.

Time is really weird on a Dragons program. Orientation feels like it was a lifetime ago; it is hard remembering a time when we did not know each other as well as we do now. A week ago in Potosi also feels very distant but at the same time what has passed since then feels like it has done so incredibly fast. Because of that it is so important for us to take advantage of this time we have left, to not just let it pass but be invested in it, in each other. Anybody can deal with anybody for 23 days but being where we are together is an incredibly special and extremely rare thing. In the next 23 days, we show that.