Day 9: Returning Home

We started our final day in Honduras with a breakfast of homemade cinnamon rolls, fruit and coffee (I’m going to miss the coffee – but we all brought plenty home!). Afterwards, we took our final group photo before leaving for the airport in Tegucigalpa.

Our day of travel back to the United States was much less chaotic than I anticipated. With the outbreak of COVID-19, I expected to be screened for symptoms upon arriving to Atlanta, but we were only met with a sea of masks and signs reminding everyone to wash their hands.

I am thankful that we had no hiccups along the way and if I have learned anything from this trip in Honduras is that it is important to remain flexible. During our health clinics, we often had no idea what we were walking into (i.e how many patients would come, the setup of the clinic, presenting complaints, etc). However, our team remained calm and took it a day (or hour) at a time and we always made it work. I am going to continue with this attitude now that we are back home in the United States. It feels like everyday something different is coming out about COVID-19 so I am going to keep up my mentality of taking things as they come, remain calm and flexible –  just as I have learned from my experiences Honduras.