This has been my last week at Moriumius! The last month has absolutely flown by, and I can only wish it would have lasted a little longer. The past two weeks, especially, have been filled with so many positive memories/accomplishments. After finally finishing my raised garden bed and planting the tomatoes, it became my responsibility to water and care for them each day. I love feeling that I was able to leave something at Moriumius that will be useful in the future. I also finished up my personal project of an intern guide- again, hopefully something that can go to good use!
Alongside an incredibly busy few days while the British School in Tokyo came for a visit, I have felt that I have been able to grow closer with staff as well. I enjoyed working with kids close to our age, as they worked on their college applications (something I try not to remember). But we could see how the staff was working tirelessly, all while having a positive approach and incredible support for the teachers and students at BST. That’s why it was so exciting when we were able to have a surprise party for one of the birthday of one of the staff members! In planning the surprise party, I think was when I was able to get closer with some of the staff. Two of the staff living in the girls house became more relaxed around us and I will really miss them as both friends and coworkers!
I don’t want to get super sappy, since I don’t like #exposingmyPisces like that. BUT… This last week a new artist came, and two new interns came. I am so bummed that I only got to get to know them for a few days before leaving. I am so overwhelmed with the amount of energy and friendship between the interns (and artists!) Leaving was very difficult, I am intentionally not writing too much about it so I don’t cry and scare these other people in the hostel. I am thankful for this experience and have been reflecting a lot about what it has meant to me.