Ive spent the last four months writing about the differences between Stillwater and my own hometown of Adelaide but I have failed to mention the many similarities my now two hometowns share. Perhaps my new found sentimentality has something to do with my imminent departure, or more likely leaving the community I now feel comfortable in. I’ve chatted continuously about my wonderment in American sports, food, culture, but what I will miss most are the beautiful people and their commitment to making me feel welcome and happy at all times.
People like my roommate, who I can attribute my passion of queso, late night food runs and cowboy boots. Friends who have gone above and beyond to ensure I was included and at ease with my new environment. The generosity of spirit shown in the people around me has taught me a lot about the kind of person I want to be and how I need to treat people. Stillwater will remain, much to the bewilderment of friends and family, one of my favourite places on earth. I leave behind great friendships, hopefully my bad eating habits and a little piece of my heart. Thank you Stillwater for some of the best five months of my life, never change.