Scott Michaelis - January 13th Unfortunately I have been able to share this experience with all of the people that have helped me make it to this juncture of my life, however, I carry a piece from all of you as you have made me who I am. This is ubuntu to me, I am a collection of the people that have influenced me in my life and this experience has been a reflective process, as well as a new one and one I most definitely will not forget. I'm not sure how I will react to being back in the states in just over several days now, but I don't think I am too nervous but more excited to share this experience with the people that have gotten me here. I am also very excited to incorporate some of the amazing people I have met on this trip into my life back in the states and am happy and fortunate to call them friends. This crazy weird collection of people have transformed from friends I have met and made abroad to a family that I bring back to the United States with me. I was always afraid of blinking while I was in S. Africa as though I would wake up form this dream, but with the trip nearly over I am starting to understand that is exactly what it has been, a dream. Still not ready to be back in the states, but for dreams like this to come true reality must be lived on occasion to make us understand what we are gaining while abroad.