Hey Ali,

Yeah, I was talking to my mom about how it feels like I left a few days ago, but that at the same time, the moments within the journey themselves felt like a lifetime.
I plan to heavily trim my beard and hair as soon as I get back to the states, but I like the idea of looking like a woodcutter from the 1900s. 😀 This is the longest I’ve ever grown it — I even had an Indian come up to me today while I was sitting at the airport and assume that I was Muslim!