My year of gallivanting and globe-trotting is over—I am safely back at home with many more stamps and visas in my passports. If nothing else, this year has helped me to know that people really are quite the same when it comes down to important things, that I really should keep up better with the news (lifestyle change!), and that friends make the best traveling companions—don’t leave yours behind! I am ready for medical school in the fall and though I’m sure I’ll have plenty of adventures, I don’t know if they’ll be quite so blog-worthy so I’m retiring my keyboard. Thanks for reading and thank you to everyone who made my time away so fun and worthwhile. Keep in touch!