Where did the past two months of my life go? Suddenly it is time for my to leave Xela, and I can hardly believe I have already spent 8 weeks here. Two months is a strange amount of time to spend in a place… it’s enough time to feel comfortable and grow attached to the people in your daily life, but at the same time, I feel as if I’ve barely scratched the surface. I loved my time here 10,000 times more than I ever imagined that I would… I met people that inspired me, I saw some amazing things, and I proved to myself that I can survive traveling on my own. As far as Spanish goes, I still speak like I am slow, I consistently use por and para/ser and estar incorrectly, I’m hopeless with noun genders, and el subjuntivo is not my friend, but, I know that I’ve learned a lot, and I feel confident that I will be able to get around during my upcoming three months in Ecuador. While my future is uncertain, I feel excited and ready for whatever is coming. Vamos a ver… y hasta luego Xela.