This weekend was perfect☔️ #mashagoestoamerica ⚫️On my way back to Belarus I decided that America just had to have me for good. There was no use for me back home, it just didn’t feel right. ⚫️They don’t celebrate Halloween in Belarus, something I always thought to be a staple of American culture. One year on Oct 31st, I carved a pumpkin and stuck it on our porch with a candle in it. My dad was not impressed. The told me there was no way I could keep it there because surely the neighbors would think we were insane, or even worse - belonged to a cult. So just like my dreams of being American, the pumpkin went straight in the garbage. ⚫️School had already began by the time I was back from the US, and so I immediately started my junior year of psychology/English major. I made up my mind to go back to Durango next summer hoping my visa would be granted again - a rare case scenario for J1s.