Lasts pt. 2

This is it. The last one. I would like to take a minute to thank you for reading this, because without you (you specifically. I’m not making a broad pandering to any rando that clicks the link to the blog post…. or am I?) I wouldn’t have felt like I was even writing for anyone, and then I would have done an incredibly terrible job of documenting my summer abroad, so thanks for the constant pressure to not write like an idiot.

My last work week in Berlin proved to be a lot different from what I would have expected it to be. I initially imagined my last week to be full of Berlin exploring, and revisiting all of my favorite places. What actually happened was I ate some garlic sauce that had been sitting out for a month and I got food poisoning which esssentially shut me down for a couple of days. (Sidenote: Never let me cook for you)

As frustrating as it was to fall ill during my last week in Berlin, it helped me realize how I was already so incredibly fortunate to even have experienced Berlin in the first place, and that not being able to revisit Berlin’s greatest hits for a few days is certainly not the worst thing that could have happened during my last week. While our last days in Berlin were sad, I can’t say that I’m not happy to be coming home. There’s just something about not being able to chant “USA USA USA” as a joke that makes me miss the states (Another sidenote: I also miss my friends, family, american customs, yada yada yada)

I am so grateful that I was able to be able to experience all that I have this summer, and if there’s only one thing I can take away after this whole experience, it’s that this goodbye to Europe is not going to be permanent.

Peace out forever,

Adam “I can’t believe I pretended to be an adult for 3 months” Hayes


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