It has been 738 days since I was last in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.
When I was last in America everyone was looking forward to the Dark Knight Rises coming out in theaters next month. Call Me Maybe was a hit song on the radio. There were no Brooklyn Nets. None of my family members had smart phones (dad’s still holding out) and no one ever used the words ‘selfie’ or ‘twerking.’
In a few hours I’m getting together with other PCVs to root for Team USA in the World Cup. I miss my country and can’t wait to come home. But I’ve also gained so much in my two years here- including a second home.