October 3 Journal
I cannot express how grateful I am to Rotary everywhere for making this possible for teenagers everywhere including me. The 86 hours of no sleep were worth it immediately when I stepped off of the plane. Admitingly I was in a way born into this exchange because of my two sisters having been exchange students but now I know that it was the BEST decision of my life.
I have only been here for a short time and I already feel like this is my home and I don't want to leave. School is AMAZING - everyone is very friendly. My family is great. Ever since the first day I have felt welcomed. I have three brothers who teach me Danish which is slowly but surely progressing. I have seen incredible things like World War II original bunkers and giant cannons, to jellyfish in the beach which was freezing and I was convinced to jump into by my host brothers. The weather is a drastic change but the great experience I am having so far is completely worth it.
Again THANK YOU Rotary for everything you have done for me, any news will be sent to you right away!
Jeg elsker Denmark!!!!!
January 31 Journal
January begins a new year, but for us exchangers the year began on our departure date. Five months! Cannot believe it went by so quick. Now I've seen the oldies who have gone back to their countries and it's unbelievable that almost half my time here is over.
The past six months have been incredible. I've learned that the Danish culture is definitely different than mine. The holidays are now over; celebrations were a bit different, like for example the amount and size of fireworks every family buys. The sky was lit at 12 am on new years day - it was amazing.
The language has come a very long way, I can now communicate with anyone and I have just started reading my first book in Danish - Harry Potter hehe. I am currently SKIING in Norway with my host family and the skills have definitely improved for when I go skiing in AUSTRIA! I'm really excited about everything, especially now that the language is no longer a problem.
Gotta go to bed now another day of skiing in Norway tomorrow.
Sov Godt Florida!