I leave tomorrow morning for Grand Rapids. It doesn’t seem like it’s been a whole semester, but it has. I’m excited to go home and see my family, friends, and girlfriend, and just to be at home again. At the same time, it’s sad that my time here is over. I took a long walk through the streets of Baden-Baden yesterday, and it reminded me of all the times I’ve been there. The shops, my old school, the fountains. It made me realize that I’m going to a very different place, and I don’t know when I’ll be back. I’ve grown to really like Karlsruhe, my house and the guys that live there, and all of my German and international friends. But now I will be separated from all of that for an indefinite amount of time. However, based on my record of coming to Germany every year for the past five, I think the chances of making it back sometime soon are pretty good.