During my time on Paros, I have learned a lot and seen even more. From hopping around rocks in Noussa bay to trying every flavor of gelato that I could, I know that it has been a trip to remember. Since I have now finished my video projects for the program, I am waiting on the premier at 7pm tomorrow and hoping that my videos will be enough to impress the locals. Ideally, our presence here would be of benefit to them and the community, telling their stories in a way that might not otherwise be captured. This last week has been the most intense in terms of work, but I think that it all will come together nicely in the end. I have met some incredible people that have helped me on this journey, and I look forward to checking up on them in the future, even if it may just be through email or a Facebook message. Paros has made our group feel welcome, and for that I am very appreciative. On Saturday, I will say goodbye to the island and begin my next steps as what I believe will be a more rounded and thankful individual.
First, schoolwork: My project is going a lot better than it was even a couple of days ago, and I’m ecstatic. I almost managed to have it done in time to be considered for the exhibition on the 6th, but quit for the night after I missed the deadline. I’ve been working on it all day, I deserve to put it up for the night.
News: The shopkeeper who volunteers for PAWS got a new kitten! I haven’t seen him yet.
Juice and Trivia Night: Went pretty well, last night. We drank a LOT of juice.
Mosquitoes: Their mere existence is morally wrong. I hate them, and they weep, for they love me and my tasty, tasty blood. Luckily for the little devils, I keep forgetting to apply bug spray. Luckily for me, most of them seem like they haven’t noticed. They’re still flying around like mad, though, which is incredibly annoying.
Mystery Statistic: Estimated 85%.
Sunburns: Healing. Already almost out of aloe.
Still considering getting my ears pierced. Still having to fight with Facebook to post things half the time. Still bonding pretty well with the group as a whole. I’m going to be very sorry to leave Paros, I can tell you that much.