First and Last

Today was my full final day
here. As I was going through the day I found myself reflecting on my first day
here. How scared I was, how nervous, how unknowing. As i was collected by my
host dad and host sister, i hugged them nervously, not a custom in indigenous
culture. The minute we got to the house, i presented myself and my whole host
family presented themselves. And, today, i realised how these strangers seven
months ago had become my family. From that first akward car ride, to today when
we were all singing along to the radio together. They are the best part of my
experience here and i have learnt so so much from them. They have become my
support system, through a different language and culture. I am proud to be able
to say that i have a home in Peguche, Ecuador.