I’m back in Gujarat!
Yes, you’re reading it right. There’s an exclamation mark there. I don’t know whether it’s something in the air, or something about my enthusiasm returning overnight, but I’m genuinely so excited to be back on campus.
I unpacked, set up the room to my preferences, got into my corner and binge-watched some YouTube before starting work. Which I think is a pretty great way to spend my first evening back home.
Somewhere along the way over the last 3 years, I think I’ve fallen in love with this place. I don’t think I can point to a specific moment I did (I believe it was when I discovered they sell chocolate milkshake for 15 rupees), but I’m very grateful to have the opportunity to study here and be around the people I’m fortunate to spend time with.
There’s so much to learn.
There’s actually a lot in store this semester, so I’m also eager to see where it takes me.
My dreams are for a supply of adequately warm water for bathing, hygienic water for drinking, and a menu that actually changes once a month.
May you all be blessed with the same – whichever hostel you reside in.