It’s Good To Be Home

Lauren Chapman
July 15, 2013

So its been just over a week since I returned home from New Zealand. Surprisingly, it doesn’t feel very weird to be home. The weirdest part is to think that I have been gone for four months, that I actually spent 4 months in New Zealand. Random little things will remind me of something from my semester abroad, which at times I feel like can annoy the people I bore with all my stories, but I hope that it continues to happen. That a little piece of New Zealand will always stay with me.

Although I easily acclimated back into my life here at home, I am not quite the same person I was before I left. As a good kiwi friend told me, I have added some new tools to my tool belt to help me out in life- tools I couldn’t have acquired without leaving home.

There is one other big change about me since I left home… I am engaged! As I return home from my big adventure abroad, I begin a new adventure with my amazing fiance.

Thanks for tuning in to my adventures!

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<p><span style="color: rgb(29, 29, 29); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);">My name is Lauren M. Chapman and I am a junior at Washington University in St. Louis studying to be a High School Math Teacher. On campus you can often find me singing with my a capella group, baking, tutoring or catching up with friends. I am a mid-western girl who loves home, but is thrilled to be on my own big adventure in New Zealand! I love being outside, soaking in the beauties of natures, and getting to meet amazing people from around the world. I cannot wait to take a little piece of Kiwi culture back home with me.</span></p>

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