Well. I’m Back in Buenos Aires after a much need month and a half hiatus in Stockton, CA home of my home. Sleeping on a couch/in my cousin Dorothy’s room never felt so comfortable, and though I had crazy cabin fever by the end of it, all in all, I was sad to leave it so soon. I wish I could have driven and I wish that my old friends were around longer.
The flight back was relatively pleasant, noone sat next to me on the final leg of the trip from Miami to Argentina (good thing). Was super nervous to fly back.
Now I’m here, and I am alone. I have a hostel booked through Sunday at Reina Madre (18 dollars a night, not bad!) and the staff seems sweet and accomodating, 7 beds though!
There are different beginners minds, and the ideal is that it pervades all of one’s being. Last semester, I had a beginners mind simply because I was an actual beginner to ARgentina. Now, with a little more wisdom and knowledge of the lay of the land, I will hopefully have the space to introduce that mindset into my other facets, whatever that means. I’m already afraid, tentative, and not nearly as brazen as I usually expect myself to be. I miss the people I became close to here, the academic center is much more like a seedless avocado (Blu) than before.
My board has changed everything. My budget has gotten smaller.
I’m Going to Continue Blogging this time around, and expect it to be true and accurate to how I’m actually feeling about this strange place.
*It was reassuring to see Sabina Lundgren Andrew Cole Chloe Estes and Sinead Carney
**My cab driver was pointing out attractive women to me the whole ride back, and at one point stopped in a shady area to put water in his car. I thought I was going to be robbed. #BuenosAiresParanoia