Well, three months has just gone from my exchange, now I realize that
good times go faster than anything else. I see all my pictures from when I
was in Ecuador and the only thing that I can say is WOW how life can change
so much if you want to… now I’m going to tell a little bit about all these
August was the moth that I was expecting for so long time, so now (AGUST
3) was the big day. I left a whole life for a while just waiting…
So everything stared when I landed at Jacksonville, I stared to get
really nervous and is just minutes I saw many people with posters of my name
and balloons that moment breath taking, all these people that i barely know
in that moment I realize there were now my family… my American family. The
Bernets had something so special that since the moment I arrive at that
house make me feel already in my house, it’s a feeling that I never be able
to explain and I think I’m a very lucky person that could feel that with
them. Days passed quickly and one thing that I will never forget was one
time while we were having dinner my mom said out loud, Belen I think you are
a week in the US and I feel we meet you for a long time, in that moment I
realized that this year was going to be the best year of my life.
I never though in my life to spend a year in a beach I think that is the
best gift that a person can have. Ponte Vedra Beach is a very interesting
place I think…
In this short time I have visited so many places I went to Orlando with
my church, Halloween Horror Nights, Jacksonville Zoo, Wild Adventures,
Ichetucknee Springs, concerts with my friends and family.
For the firsts time I had the chance to experience what is a school with
boy and girls, and changing classes every period it’s a very interesting
think and you are able to meet the double of people, but definitely I like.
And also I had the chance to take some really interesting classes like
Chinese, people ask me you are a foreign exchange student trying to learn
Chinese while you are learning English? I responded YES I’m.
The typical questions in school are: Where are you from? Ecuador… ohhh
that’s is soo cool, its really different from here? Do you really speak
Spanish? How do you like Florida? And you with a big smile have to answer I
love it… and the thing is that is true I love Florida, I can’t believe in a
short time I feel it like my house.
The FOOD and SHOPPING my new hobby in Florida… I knew my exchange stared
when I was week in my new house and I we were having dinner; parents brought
to Chinese food, whit the little fortune cookies. Everybody stared opening
their cookies and when I opened mine the little cookie said “Try to improve
your exercise routine” in that moment I though ohh ohh…. I wasn’t even a
month in there and I feel that I stared to gain weight already.
All this time has being what I was looking for my exchange I hope things
keep being better every day.