Returning to the US was very much of a shock for me. I had literally been torn from one culture and jammed into the next, never having planned to return to the US so early. At that point, however, I think I very much needed my friends and family around me so I could recover. Because of this, I think after the first few days I was doing fairly well. What was difficult for me was knowing that the rest of my exchange friends and my host family were still in Senegal, and that I should still have been there with them. Many times I will think back and wonder what would have been different had I been able to stay longer. Would I have created more and stronger relationships? Would I have ended up loving Senegal more than I did? Would my experience have been more fulfilling? I try not to dwell on these questions anymore and make the best of what did happen and the time that I did get while I was in Senegal. I made as much out of the experience as I could while I was there, and I regret none of that!