So I've been gone 9 months: 5 months in Bristol, England, 1 month in Pula, Croatia, 1 1/2 months in Idar-Oberstein, Germany and 1 1/2 months near Les Vans in the southern France. It wasn't always easy but I had a lot of incredible experiences and learned a lot about myself and others. I also got a puppy! hah.
Now I'm back in the Bay Area, California with my family and hanging out with my new nephew who was born just after I went to Bristol.