I was actually quite sad in the beginning, wanting to cry since we weren't doing anything, and I was talking to one of my exchange friends about it online. I wanted to cry so bad. She even left me online which made it worse.
However at 3:30pm three of my best chilean friends came over to my house, and I just thought that they dropped by to say hi, and happy birthday so I talked to them for a little while. I was so happy I almost cried. Then my mom told me there is some bad news and told me to look outside. It was actually Liz, Clea, and Philipp my exchange friends who live near me. I was so happy and excited I had tears in my eyes, and I ran towards them out to the gate. My counsellor came as well.
It turned out my host mom threw me a surprise birthday party, and I had no clue about it, eventually my older host siblings from my first family came, and Ella the other exchange student. It went so well, we talked a lot, ate pizza and cake and then later played ping-pong.
Needless to say it was a very up and down day. Who knew. Well, at least I am 18 now.