One week from today, I’ll be on a 20 hour bus ride from Lima to Tacna, where I’ll then cross over the border into Arica, Chile. One week from today, I’ll say goodbye to Huaycán, which has been my home for the past year. But the goodbyes have already begun.
There is so much to say about what the end has been like, but there is so little time right now. But I can say this: the beginning of the end has been full of love. Today I said my first goodbyes to the three classes of Zone Z, as you see above. My departure brought a number of students who haven’t been attending back to class, because they wanted to say goodbye and wish me well. It means a lot because they mean a lot to me.
I’ll have a lot more goodbyes in the coming days, but also a lot of fun times planned. It’s going to be strange to finally leave. I’m lucky that I’m heading into a great adventure, because otherwise there would be a huge hole in my life that these kids have filled.