I have been visiting family back in Mass after almost seven months of travelling. I enjoy learning about other cultures, getting to understand different ways to approach things, and helping to create more resilient communities through better planning; however, after being home for a bit I have realized that I really miss gardening, walking to my aunt’s house, eating family meals and taking my dog on walks. Life at home is easy and relaxing. I have been spending a lof of my free time dehydrating tomatoes and kale. The tomatoes have been a huge hit. I have a few more days left until I am off to Manila to check out some of the flooding that has occurred. Since I am young, I am willing to sacrifice family time with travelling and preparing for better disaster prevention.