Quick little update: I am back home! Things have been crazy and it has only been a day, oy! Good crazy but just trying to organize my life for the next several months and also figuring out budgeting.
On the plane yesterday, there was a serious cast of characters! There were two basketball players that were at least 7' tall. At least. The woman to my left was constantly fiddling with things, looking at her family members a few rows in front of us every few minutes and had almost no concept of personal space. There was a request by the pilot to allow those with connecting flights to get off first while the rest of us remain in our seats. Of course, everyone immediately just got up (including the woman next to me who bolted forward) and once it was our turn, the older gentleman across the aisle from me very loudly yelled for anyone who is connecting to get the hell off the plane now and then proceeded to loudly complain about humanity and the lack of consideration by people. I agreed with him but decided not to loudly join him in protest. For a two hour flight there was a lot going on!
Yesterday was my last day with the O-Team. They randomly came up to my room throughout the morning to say goodbye and I was holding the tears in until two O-Teamers gave me a journal where everyone wrote down things and signed their names. I couldn't even open it because I was already blubbering! I gave lots of hugs as my suite mate, Chelsea, drove me to get lunch and then to the airport. It felt like it was time for me to leave but I definitely wasn't ready to leave the people there. I had lunch with a few of the office staff and O-Team student coordinators which was a perfect way to end my time there.
Since going to UCF in May, I have developed a weird aversion to melted cheese and tomato-based items. I definitely had some weird eating patterns being that food was often provided for me but I hope that some of my normal eating patterns come back soon. I went to the grocery store last night for a few essentials (peaches, orange juice, eggs, salad) and decided to hold off on buying any of my staples because honestly right now I am not even sure what I want! I also have a crazy aversion to anything sweet the last few days except for soft-serve ice cream. Let's hope that pattern sticks....
I do plan on doing some more interesting posts in the next few weeks once I get the time and the internet connection. I am currently debating on whether to splurge on an internet/cable package that would save me some sanity but also be extra $$$ each month. Decisions, decisions. I have tons of pictures from my last days at UCF, my first helicopter ride, and also some local excursions that will definitely be going on this weekend (farmer's market for the win!).