This week I had a bit of a scare, when I found out my passport was turned into the embassy in Helsinki. I am very lucky that it was found, but unfortunately, I had to work very hard for a few days to get my passport back to Essen. I had so many supportive people around me helping, and it worked! I am currently on the plane back home to the US.
This week at work was mostly filled with finishing up my work to make complete spreads for the department to present. I am happy with my work and what I’ve completed in six weeks, and am proud that the EGLV will use it to present to the regional planning association for the Ruhr. On my last day, we enjoyed some delicious raspberry cake and we all said goodbye. I also really took the week to fix the passport situation and get prepared to fly back, so my evenings were spent visiting with people I’ve met in the area and saying goodbyes. Although it is a bit difficult to leave so many things behind, it is still really easy to keep in touch, and I have been SO excited to see my family again. Only a few more hours!