May 28, 2016
My flight was set to leave at 2:30 PM until this morning I received a call saying I would not make my connecting flight from charlotte to Louisville so I decided to take an extra connection to Miami. I had about 30 minutes to brace through security and check my luggage and make it to my gate. It was a miracle that I managed to make it to the gate before the plane stopped boarding.
However, once I landed in Miami I had to collect my baggage and go through customs in an hour. somehow we made it through that hoop and to get to Miami we made it though security by having a priority pass which was another miracle.
When I boarded in Miami at 7:10 I was excited and felt like I had beaten the odds to make it back to Louisville. When we didn’t take off until 8:30 I felt defeated again as though fate or God didn’t want me to be in Louisville tonight. I got to spend time with other Louisville students who are struggling to catch a flight to Louisville as well. We then were in route to charlotte and thankfully the other plane was delayed to wait for us. I felt bad for the other passengers who had to wait an extra 25 minutes for us to board the plane. Once we landed we had about 8 minutes to go from concourse
B to concourse E which if you look at a map is a long distance. Most of us ran and some were able to hop onto carts for rides.
Now again, once we boarding the plane we were still unable to leave “on time”. We had made it to the plane and knew we would make it home. Once we began to leave the door had a malfunction and the pilot had to turn the plane off and back on to fix the issue. When the plane had finished rebooting almost 20 minutes later we were finally able to take off for a 50 minute ride to Louisville. We arrived to Louisville at 12:30 AM Sunday morning.
May 29, 2016
Finally, now back at home I am realizing that I may have a bit of jet lag. I have spent the last two nights being awake until 3 AM because in San Jose that is only 1 AM. As I start classes tomorrow I am trying to control my sleeping patterns and get back into a routine.
One of the things I was excited about when back in the states was to see my friends and family. Also we were able to flush toilet paper again! It still does not seem real to be back in Louisville but it is awesome and I miss San Jose. The struggle was worth getting to be back in my city of lights and culture!