From: ""lisa mitgös"" <lisa.mitgoes@gmx.de
Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2008 5:26 AM
Subject: Re: Kompass November Mail

Hey Kompass Team...

I'm just freaking out right now!!
I was just writing you a huge mail and my computer just deleted everything...but okay...
I guess I'll start over again... ;)

so I just came back from Phoenix, Arizona yesterday...I had a great time over there it was just soooo much fun...I went to an western region leadership conference of my deca and marketing class...it was just amazing...I had some workshops and just a lot of fun...and it was so nice and warm over there...so we went to the hotel pool everyday...=) I went there because I'm an officer for my deca club...I'm the treasuerer and the chair person of our school pride website...and I also have to co-leaders who help me with the website...but it's just a great feeling to see how much they all trust in me even though I'm not a native speaker...I have to get the website running...talk to the company...design the logos...promote it....its just a great opportunity...

so yeah...the main reason I was mailing you was...I think my parents already taked to you about it...I'd really like to change my flight back to GER because I have one on may 2nd and my Graduation is on may 21st and you know I'd really like to be here for it...
so I'd appreciate it a lot if you could make it possible for me to stay a little bit longer...

so yeah...I think you already know but I had to change family because my host dad lost his job...
it was hard for me...but it just made me believe even more in myself...I'm now staying with my friend ashley...and I'm happy...and I'm still in touch with my old family because I got so unbelievable close to them...and now its good...I even have 3 families in the world...:) and my old host mom told me 'everything that doesn't kill you just makes you stronger' and that probably the most important thing I learned here...

I also think I became more self-confident...because know when people ask me...I can tell them...'yeah! my biggest accomplisment in life is that I went to a different world...thats what you could almost call it...and I made great new friends..and started LOVING a place I did not know...its just amazing...it was the best decision I've ever made...'

so yeah I guess thats about it...

I just wanted to tell EVERYONE!! who is undecided if they should leave or not...DO IT!! i can tell you it was the hardest part of mylife ....but it was the best decision I've ever made...

I have so many things to look forward to in the future...I'm gonna go to alabama and tennesse for Cross coutry nationals where I'll run...and even after I go back to GER...I don't even wanna think of that day...but I know...I'll come back at one part of my life...and I'll visit my new friend Cristina from Italy..:D

Thank you so much for everythin Kompass!!

Danke!

Love Lisa

and for more information my website... http://lischen-abroad.jimdo.com 
with pictures... ;)