America,  host family,  school

Week nine

After the busy week of Homecoming, I had a calmer week which we could call uninteresting. However, I still very much enjoyed it! The Fall Festival took place on Saturday, and because I am a part of the school choir and earlier, I signed up to sing the national anthem with the others at the beginning, I had to attend. I got the experience of standing in front of an American flag and singing the Star Spangled Banner. What more American could I wish to do? My friends and I watched the parade and walked around with my friends for a while until we realized there wasn’t much to do since we were too old for the little kids’ activities and too young for the rest. So, I spent the rest of the day with one of my friends; She took me to an old party spot at the end of town to stargaze, and sitting in her car, we talked until late at night.

There was a Youth Volleyball event at school on Sunday, and as a volleyball team member, I had to show up to help. So, accompanied by another one of the girls on the team, I stood there for two hours and took care of blowing the whistle while watching twelve little first-grade girls trying to get a ball over the net. One could think kids’ volleyball is entertaining, yet we almost fell asleep, how repetitious it was. 😀 When the game was finally over, I went to the friend I was with’s house. We hung out and rode around the neighborhood on electric scooters, which made up for the not-so-fun part of the day beforehand.

I’m probably not exaggerating when I say nothing interesting happened at school during the week. We had volleyball games on Tuesday and Thursday, one of them being our last home game since the fall sports season is coming to an end, and we will soon lose one last time. Overall, even without conclusively fun occurrences, it was a fun week.
I got to spend a lot of time with other people and talk to new and old friends of mine. I feel like I got closer to quite a few of them, including my host family. It’s getting easier and easier every day to start conversations and not be afraid to speak up. It’s getting easier to enjoy even the tiniest everyday things since I got somewhat comfortable in the environment and can now focus on more than simply adjusting. I’ve found some people I can trust, who I can call my friends, and who can take me on American adventures. I cannot wait to see all the experiences and memories I can and will make with them while I’m here.
It seems scary how fast the amusing first two months flew by, but there is much more yet to come and much more for me to learn.

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