I can’t believe its almost over

Today, we had our last interview of the trip. I cannot believe this trip is almost over and I will be leaving Bethel tomorrow morning. It went by too fast, as I had predicted it would be. I tried to live in the present moment and take in everything. I have so many good memories from here. You could say I will leaving a little part of my heart here in Bethel. No more walks down the boardwalk at Pinky’s Park. No more sitting and relaxing by the river. No more late night tundra adventures. No more playing giant games of mafia, B.S., Bananagrams, and Skip-Bo in the social hall with my peers. I know we still have three more days and we will have many great adventures and moments in Seward, Alaska and we still have two weeks of editing to do, but I still feel like this great thing is ending and I don’t want it to. I will never forget these two weeks. I am so thankful for having the opportunity to come here and experience everything that I have. I wouldn’t mind doing something like this again. I learned a lot about myself and a lot about the Yup’ik culture. I learned a lot about film making and journalism as well and I am sure I will learn even more over the next couple of weeks.

3 thoughts on “I can’t believe its almost over

  1. Stephanie I was glad to see that someone else had the same fears I had about a CUbackpack trip ending. I was on the last trip to Uganda and found my self having the same thoughts you’ve expressed about wishing it wouldn’t end. For me, two years after, I still remember all the places and people vividly. I remember how much fun I had getting to know my peers. I do miss all this but I realize I’ve never truly left. Yes I’m in a different physical location and not near the people who made this trip special. But what I found in Uganda – insights into another peoples world, who I am, and how I can make a difference (big or small), the list is endless- has not been lost nor ended. I hope that you find a similar comfort in this as I have. Keep up the good work!

  2. Even though you are leaving Alaska, the memories you have gained will always take you back to this special place!

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