I am not homesick.

Noah Hapke - Ecuador


September 18, 2015

I am excited.
I am excited to return home and share these old and new stories with my friends and family.
I am excited to look in the mirror and see a changed me.
I am excited to head to San Francisco for college.
I am excited to call up my fellow Fellows and go to Outside Lands together.
I am excited to see my mom, dad, and sister in the airport, and run up and give them a giant hug.
I am excited to get more ear piercings.
I am excited to go back to work at the chocolate factory.
I am excited to drive up and see my friend Kamber at USC.
I am excited to go to Canada with my friend Paige.
I am excited to see where all my friends in high school get accepted into college, and where their future takes them.
I am excited for an In-N-Out burger.
I am excited to wear my giant, black cloak again.
I am excited to have sleepovers with my friends.
I am excited to have a Polar Pineapple from Jamba Juice.
I am excited to apply to more jobs.
I am excited to be a proud alumni of Global Citizen Year.
I am excited to see my Capstone project.
I am excited to see my English teacher who I cherish so dearly.
I am excited to cook new meals for my family.
I am excited to spend days in bed reading about gender and sexuality.
I am excited to see my performing arts mentors and help with the summer camp.
I am excited to snuggle with my cat, Clio.
I am excited to make a grilled cheese.
I am excited to wake up to my fishies.
I am excited to help my sister with her homework.
I am excited to see the closing show at my high school.
I am excited to return.
I am excited for all the upcoming memories in Azuay.
I am excited to create new relationships with people.
I am excited to meet my new host family.
I am excited to be co-teaching English.
I am excited to see my Spanish grow.
I am excited to walk everywhere and see where it takes me.
I am excited to be in a region with Steph.
I am excited to be a mentor to so many students.
I am excited to hopefully help at my host-mom’s restaurant.
I am excited to wake up to the sound of chickens and birds.
I am excited to go to sleep with a book in my hand and ideas in my mind.
I am excited to be a Global Citizen Year Fellow.
I am excited for my Global Citizen Year.

Noah Hapke