Faltam 24 dias e sei que agora vem uma das partes mais difíceis: as despedidas.
Hoje foi meu último dia no Zoo e queria guardar na minha cabeça todos os momentos, imagens e até cheiros (ok, alguns não). Na hora de ir embora, quando a ficha caiu, foi difícil. Como eu traduzo as minhas palavras de despedida para o inglês? Pois é, em português flui, mas em inglês agarra igual o choro na garganta. E realmente as duas coisas agarraram as palavras e o choro. Enfim, queria ter falado mais, abraçado mais e ter tido mais tempo para me despedir.
Também aprendi muito do meu inglês e da cultura americana. Acho que aprendi muito mais do que eu consigo ver nesse momento e por isso sou muito grata pelo tempo que eu estive no Zoo, pelas pessoas que eu convivi e pelos bichos que ajudei a cuidar!
We have 24 days remaining and I know that now comes the most difficult part: the goodbyes.
Today was my last day at the Zoo and I wanted to keep in my head every moment, image and smell (ok, some not)... And when it got to the time to say goodbye and I realize it was over, it was hard. How could I translate my feelings from portuguese to english? In Portuguese words just go out, in English the words were choke together with the crying. Therefore, I would've have liked to say more, hug more and have more time to say goodbye.
While I as workingI was thinking what I would miss more. I found out that I would miss EVERYTHING, even the things that weren't so pleasant like: pick up pop, cleaning enclosures including the baboons, that I needed to wear a monkey suit during very hot days. I'll miss cleaning the big wallaroos's yard and been scared of the Emu's attack; of been spited by Kiss the guanaco and receiving the poop fighting chimpanzee's welcoming.
Although this envolved most of my daily routine i wasn't all. I learned how to handel, respect and treat the animals. I realized how much the routine is important for the animal and how with patience, dedication they will cooperate with you.
I also improved my english and learned more of the american culture. I think I learned even more than I can realize now and because of this I'm very thankful for the time I spent at the Zoo, for all the people I spent time together and for all the animals I helped taking care of!