I mentioned this is a past post, but I’m still very surprised by how homesick I am in Prague. I didn’t realize how much Pittsburgh became my home over the last few years until now- I find myself thinking about how much I miss the city, my friends, and living in such a familiar place. Prague has slowly become more familiar, but it does not measure up to how comfortable I am in Pittsburgh. I can’t wait to be back in America and back to Pitt. I’m even excited for my classes, which is a statement I never thought i’d say in my entire life.
Don’t get me wrong, i’ve had a great time in Prague. I got to experience a new culture and travel to so many places and I am so lucky to be able to do that in my lifetime. I have traveled more in the last two months than I have in the last few years and I have met so many new people in the Czech Republic. I worked an amazing internship at a company that I really enjoyed, yet I still miss American and am looking forward to my flight back to the states.
To try and take my mind off of how much I miss America, my roommate and I decided to explore Prague a little bit last night. We walked across the Charles Bridge, painted on the Lennon wall, and even indulged in a trdelnik (which we have so appropriately dubbed a “tourist cone”, since it’s not actually a traditional Czech dessert). It was nice to wander around the city for a little bit, as I was able to accept my conflicting feelings. I was able to experience the beauty and love I have for Prague while also feeling that I can’t wait to go home. I don’t have to choose just one feeling- like the little girl from that taco commercial- why not both? Enjoy these photos of me feeling homesick & grateful for this experience at the same time (and posing with the things I drew on the Lennon Wall):