I returned to my village 6 days ago, and have been adjusting well despite a few struggles. Being in the States ruined me in some ways! I had a fabulous time there, enjoying all the luxuries that are so often taken for granted, such as daily hot showers, driving, a vast variety of food, comfortable chairs, clean stuff, wine and GOOD BEER. And of course above all else, I immensely enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Other volunteers that have gone back to the States warned me that everything would be so strange and that I might have a hard time relating to people. However despite having felt a bit repulsed by our greed (which repulsed me before I left) I otherwise did not at all feel out of place. With family and friends, I felt more connected to them than ever before. Everything felt so comfortable and so much like HOME.