Happy 19th birthday to me! I can’t believe I’ve come to the last of my teenage years… I honestly had one of the best birthdays ever this year! Of course I missed my family and friends back in the States, but it barely even crossed my mind… Honestly, my host family has accepted me into theirs and I’ve made so many close friends here that it definitely filled the void. It meant so much to me that my host family made a great effort to make my birthday the best. They threw me a barbecue with the whole family to celebrate my 19th in addition to Mother’s Day, which is the same day here in Poland. One of my best friends on exchange, Miranda, came up to Olsztyn nine hours away from her city just to be with me. We went out with my good Polish friends and had the most amazinggg time going out and partying. So many memorable things happened and it was one of the moments that I really will keep close to my heart. Although adolescence is coming to an end, I feel so ready to tackle whatever is coming up in my future :) Sto lat!!!