goodbye. for awhile.

My last morning in Scandinavia.
As I sit here in this quiet flat in Helsinki, I find myself thinking, yet again how grateful I am. Grateful to myself, for this journey over these last months, for the people I have met along the way, the things I have done, the things I have seen and learned, all the experiences (good and bad) that I have had. This feels like an accomplishment. Almost like a graduation. Four countries, four farms, nearly four months. I could have never imagined this would go as well as it did, that I would consider myself so changed for the better as a result.
I quit a job that was making me unhappy, left my friends, my apartment, my life and set out alone to travel and to farm. Who was I to wield a hoe or milk a cow or comfort a lamb? But I did. I learned, I worked hard, I met incredible teachers and friends. I will never be the same again.
This Scandinavian chapter, for now, is coming to a close but this journey isn't over. Next stop: Canada. New York coming soon.
Updates forthcoming from the other side.