Today, Denmark and myself have parted, and I am on my way to greet Sweden for the second time. My heart is full of joy and warmth knowing what is to come, but I am also in a state of longing. As I near the end of my European travels, I find myself thinking often about all of the brilliant people I have met along my way the past six months. I realize, now, that my life has been truly graced and forever changed by the experiences I have shared with my many new friends from all the corners of this continent across the pond. I feel my own mix of emotions as I long for more time in Europe, while I also long for my friends and family back home. I miss Denmark already, and all of the other magnificent places I have visited, but I am ecstatic to find myself in Sweden, now. The months I have spent traveling in Europe have turned into something truly glorious, a time period full of life lessons, surprises, and personal growth. Plans may have taken turns and moments may have become unexpected, but I have embraced every single detail of this journey. This morning, I am happy. I am content. I am baffled. I am sad. I am hopeful. I am excited. And, I am alive. I am feeling, and that is beautifully human, to feel.
I will see you later, Denmark. And, I will see you soon, Sweden. x