I wanted to write this today because of the nostalgia I have been feeling. This semester many of my best friends left to another country. My close Brazilian friends went home back to Brasil as their exchange ended. Times like today I think about just walking downstairs to meet all my friends. Now if I walk past that same door new people have accompanied that space and now only memories can be thought of, when I pass it. You really don’t know how much your best friends matter to you until you have them no more. My Brazilian friends mean so much to me and have a special place in my heart. Each one taught me many things. Last night I stood in the same place we all used to dance at and I just stood there for a quite a few seconds…..just observing and thinking it will never be the same. It was as if I was having a sudden realization. They are really gone….they are not hidden under my bed or down the hall of my apartment or the dining center lol. At this time I wish it could just go back to what it was 4 months ago. Laughing, smiling, and being together. However, I know this cannot happen. I just have to learn to accept that things change. Times like today I just think of the memories we had and smile. Because I am thankful for everything we had here in America together. Friendship has no borders. Until we meet again. Much love.