In about thirteen hours I will be on a plane for six hours and on my way to London. It’s completely surreal that the time has finally arrived for me to go abroad. I remember this time last year it was still a dream, slowly in the works of becoming a reality. It felt like it was never going to get here. But, now it’s here and I’m terrified in the best and worst way possible.
Do you know that feeling you get before you do something big? And you know that it will make a huge impact on you life for the rest of your life? It absolutely scares you to the core, but at the same time you can already feel yourself changing in the best way possible? That’s what leaving felt like today.
I don’t think I actually anticipated how scary it would be to leave home, even though people do it every day. After a couple, tearful days of emotionally preparing myself and a proper goodbye from my friends and family, I honestly feel better.
I know that it will come in waves of missing them and home, but in the meantime I am focusing on all the great things I will get to do while being abroad. After looking at the schedule for the semester I realized I have more time to travel than just spring break and I intend to make the most of it. My best friend and I had narrowed our traveling down to four countries; Spain, Italy, Greece and Ireland.
However, now that we realize we have more time we can plan for more places or even go back and re-visit! Even though traveling is one of the main things I’m looking forward to, I also can’t wait to meet everyone there. It will be interesting to live with a bunch of other people for a semester and I can’t wait to make new friends and great memories.
With that being said I should probably head to the bed so I can be well rested and ready for tomorrow. Wish me luck!