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This trip has hands down been the most incredible experience of my life, and I have only been here for 10 days.

This trip has hands down been the most incredible experience of my life, and I have only been here for 10 days. It offers so many opportunities to explore things outside of one’s comfort zone, and allows for a gain of independence. My goal at the beginning of this trip was to keep an open mind about people, experiences, food, and after living through these things, I am proud to say I have gotten to meet new people who I would not normally hang out with, I have seen and walked through different historical sites that previously had little to no meaning to me, and I have learned that it is possible to be gluten free on this trip!

The one personal goal that I recently set for myself, which I struggle with, is getting enough sleep. Our schedules are very packed and I tend to not go to sleep until 11 PM, which is a very large change compared to my usual 9:30 PM bedtime. But, I hope for the future that I get more used to my everyday schedule and go to sleep earlier.

Academically, I set a goal for myself that I would be able to keep up with my school work that was assigned from my teacher at home and to maintain my grade average. I do think that it will be possible to do this, however the schedule at Muss is very rigorous and is filled with field trips during the week, four hours of Israeli Studies class 5 out of the 7 days of the week (about), and then our general studies classes from 1:15-6:15 on Mondays, Thursdays, Sundays, and sometimes Fridays. It can be difficult to complete assignments while wanting to spend time with our new friends, and then trying to go to sleep at a reasonable hour.

At home, I think I take time for granted. I do not realize how much time I have during the day, so transitioning to this new schedule took some effort. My new goal for myself is to make sure to complete assignments as I receive them so I do not fall behind in my work and do not find myself getting stressed out over a small homework. Luckily, I have breaks in the general studies schedule since I am only taking three classes, so I will make use of the two, hour breaks, and prioritize instead of procrastinate. I believe that I have set obtainable goals for myself which I will be able to accomplish in the remaining weeks ahead!