Week 12 – Salty Emotions and Environment

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Monday, 4/18 – Travel Day This was not a happy day. I was exhausted from being on the go for just about two weeks straight, I was extremely sad about Wes leaving, didn’t want to leave the ease of living in the states, and the 22 hours of travel ahead of me did not add up to excitement about going back to Bolivia. The travel day one week prior had familiar faces and a loved one ahead of me – today I was going back to a city that didn’t yet feel like home. The low points were crying in both the Phoenix and Miami airports – definitely got some side eyes from the bathroom attendants. I had a 6 hour layover in Miami, which meant I was too early to check where my gate was for my La Paz flight. I did however see four flights home to Atlanta which cued another visit with my favorite bathroom attendant. One of my group members was actually on the same flight from Miami to La Paz which was 1. not surprising because RY members are everywhere and 2. relieving that I had a travel buddy. Again I...