My summer is more or less over. I’ve met some amazing people and I’ve eaten some great food. Nothing more could have made this summer more wonderful. It’s been quite the journey, but this is my final post. I’ll reflect on my time abroad how I’m adjusting to life back in the States.
I have had a crazy final week here in Belize.
Monday and Tuesday we watched movies with the youth in the centre between lessons. One was a documentary on WW2 and the other was a cartoon called the Croods. We wanted to enjoy time with the kids who have worked so hard. Wednesday I went to Caracol with a group of other interns. It is an amazing ruin and we had the place to ourselves! On our way there we stopped to see the 1600 foot falls and by the time we got to the ruin it was well after all the tours had left. It was awesome.
The sun slowly peeked its head above the horizon and kissed the periwinkle sky, inspiring it to blush pink and orange. I drank in the crisp air as I listened to birds chirping to fill in the silence and greet the morning. My eyes traced a quote carved into the ground: “I have conversed with the spiritual sun. I saw him on Primrose Hill.” This seems like a romantic scene, and in a lot of ways it is. Living in London is like falling in love, which makes saying goodbye all the more heartbreaking.
I am writing this final blog from the comfort of my dining room table back in my home in Virginia. I’ve gone through the painfully long flights that left Ghana in my rearview and the experience of a lifetime is now just a memory. I am having a tough time of what memory to summarize first, but it would only be appropriate to start with the whole purpose of going to Ghana, which was the project.
On the whole I had a very good internship experience. During my feedback meeting with the CFO of the company I expressed that the only improvement I would have liked to see was for my internship to do more with the finance and accounting section of a company. Nevertheless, the projects I was offered and kept up with were still extremely interesting and rewarding. I would tell future interns to always remain on their toes in order to accept new material as quickly and swiftly as possible.