My country leader said something that stuck with me. She said that the stories that we tell the most, are the stories we will remember best. Something that myself and my counterparts worry about that people back home just do not seem to understand, is the great responsibility we all feel to be honest when telling our stories.
What I have found when trying to explain this frustration of not wanting to sum down your life here to a sentence to people back home, they do not understand. It would feel like a great disservice not only to the loved ones that I have here, but also to my experiences. There are so many layers, there are people who ask superficially How was your trip?” They feel obligated to ask