1) & 2) Being away from home for so long has made me simply miss being in my most well known surroundings. Especially since before the program started I’ve only spent a few days at home because I’ve been gone otherwise. I also miss my parents, simply spending time with them and talking to them.
3) The greatest thing about being away from home is that I can spend time in other environments, with other people, and with other routines.
4) The highlight of today was our day at Mt. Balding. It was amazing being around people who knew so much of our natural surroundings, and the purpose they served for the indigenous people of that region. It was also very beautiful, and I enjoyed simply walking around and observing my surroundings and asking questions about anything that caught my interest.