My first week back was confusing. I got hungry and sleepy around midnight and I would wake up much later in the mornings. I couldn’t help but feel an anxiety that I had to do something – it was like I was forgetting something. I guess that’s what happens when you go on a trip.
I always think about the trip and I wonder if it even really happened. I miss China a lot. I miss the food and I miss the students in Chengdu, as well.
I have been getting back in the rhythms of my life but, it is different now. I feel renewed, more grateful, even, could I say ‘wiser’. All I can say is that this trip has changed my life.