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😭 K’s Last Weekend 💔

What were you grateful for this week? Family (blood-relatives and this temporary Italian family). 

What was the most difficult or challenging part of this week? I really don't think I had anything that felt extremely difficult...I guess homework was my biggest struggle hah. 

Tell us about a "wow" moment you had this week. I helped the oldest study for an English exam by creating worksheets that he could practice with.

Tell us about your week!  This week I had two of my cousins fly in to Italy on Thanksgiving, which was such a crazy thing to mix my dream life here in Italy with family back from home. I felt so privileged being able to introduce them to the friends I've made and take them to all of my favorite spots for coffee and breakfast. We visited Milan for the second time in these last three months, it was the second place I went to with S2. It's kind of perfect the way we set it up, visiting Milan as the intro to our three month journey and the last place we visit to close it all out. I'm trying not to get all emotional about it because you really do develop the craziest feelings for the families you live with, it's going to be really hard for me to leave. This week is about packing up my things, saying goodbye to the friends I've made and trying to keep my cool around the kids.

A word of advice for future travelers? Don't just soak up all the cool trips, soak up the experience you have with the family and kids you're spending all the time with. It really is such an amazing opportunity to be an influence on these kids and allow them to influence you in return. 

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