So things are winding down here in Spain. I’m only here two more days! It has been incredible. I have learned so much here.
For starters, I went to London this weekend! I achieved my dream of seeing Abbey Road Studios and walking the iconic crosswalk. I listened to the charming accents of the London locals. However, I think my favorite part was being surprised by the excellence of the musical WICKED. I never had any interest in seeing it before. My group really wanted to go, so I tagged along, and I saw what I had been missing out on for years! It was truly fantastic! It made me realize that I could be missing out on so much beauty in this world simply for not giving it a chance.
I have learned a lot about people. I have learned that what makes a person interesting are the qualities that make them unique and special. When people are being themselves is when they shine the most. So often we are afraid to be different because we don’t want to be judged. However, I’ve realized that life would be so boring without those unique qualities. Take my fabulous teacher here in Barcelona. She wears the most colorful clothes I’ve ever seen, she plays the harp, she goes swing dancing weekly, and she always has a huge smile on her face.
Lastly, I have learned about God. God loves us so much! Thinking of the adventures I’ve been on this month really feels likes “Defying Gravity,” because looking back it seems impossible that I’ve experienced so much wonder in a month. But the bible says “a dream fulfilled is a tree of life (Proverb 13:12).” God is good 🙂
In these last two school days, I will cherish the time I have with the students and staff. They really are wonderful people. I am so thankful for this experience and for everyone who helped to make it possible! I hope it is the beginning of many adventures to come!