Today is my last day in the United States before heading back to Sri Lanka, and my emotions are somewhat mixed. On one hand, it has been incredibly refreshing to be back home: I feel like my energy level and enthusiasm is at an all-time high. In addition, I can’t tell you how nice it is to be able to pick up the phone and call Alia when an idea pops into my head or a donation comes in. Living in the same time zone is completely underrated.
However, there is one thing I won’t miss one bit: the cold. Sitting in my friend Nicole’s apartment in Brooklyn as I’m writing this with the space heater whirring beside me, I can proclaim my new-found love for these small heating devices. In two days I know I’ll be hit by the heat and humidity of Sri Lanka and wish for the cold again … but until then I’m working on turning this room I’m sitting in into a tropical climate of my own.