Iceland Day Six (11/10) Full Reflection

Iceland, what can I say.

Icelandic Northern Lights
Icelandic Northern Lights

Honestly this has been the most insane week of my life. I can’t even begin to express how I feel right now, but I don’t know that it will ever be duplicated.

Last night was my absolute favorite moment of the trip. We were able to see the Northern Lights, or the Aurora Borealis. It was difficult to see with the naked eye, however when I looked through the lens of my camera and took a photo, the sky lit up with shades of green dancing among the stars.

Now, not to get all emotional or metaphoric, but this trip is kind of like that experience. We all came here not really knowing what to expect. I don’t want to speak for the whole class, but at least for me, it didn’t actually hit me that I was going to Iceland until we landed on this island. In my eyes, what we were about to experience was just a fantasy and a dream. Now that it is over I can see clearly and as much as I want to stay here forever, I know it is time to move on and keep going. Another adventure awaits me and I can’t wait.

For now though I am grateful for this experience and I want to thank everyone who made it possible.

Althea, thanks for giving us this once in a lifetime opportunity.

Columbia, thanks for being the school that you are. If I had to choose a college over again, I would make the same choice one million times over.

Mom and Dad, I love you guys and I want to say thanks for giving me the wings to fly.

My friends back in Chicago, thanks for putting up with me this semester. You guys rock and I am so grateful for your support.

And to my class, Dan, Melaina, Megan, Austin, Jess, Tom, Dom, Erika and JG…

First off, I love you guys. What we experienced these past seven days is something I would not have wanted to do with anyone else. We had some crazy times. But, all I’m going to say is…

What happens in Iceland stays in Iceland.

Cheers! Skál!


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