HOME-this word came to mean many things over our trip. There were times where Shawnee exclaimed “We’re Home!” Once when we reached the van from our caving experience and again when we reached Monkey Bay later that day. What makes up a home? The first definition of home given is “a house, apartment, or other shelter that is the usual residence of a person, family, or household.” Our major place of residence on the trip was Monkey Bay (3 nights out of the 9). But Monkey Bay was not the only place we considered home on our trip.
Home came to mean the place where I was going to lay my head at night, where I ate dinner and could take a shower (a cold one, but a shower nonetheless). Home became relative, it didn’t matter where it was. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in Belize, but on day 10 I was ready to go “Home” to my dorm on campus at Shenandoah University (mainly because I had gotten sunburned finally and it hurt to move).
This is why I feel I am truly a global citizen now.
To all of The Kahuna Cliques guides and friends in Belize, I hope you are doing well and taking care.
To The Kahuna Clique, I hope everybody is transitioning well and I miss you guys!