Ok, time has passed and it only left the actual departure ahead of me. Often, I still wonder whether this is really happening.. Am I really going to the other side of the world to explore another culture, get a whiff of the surroundings ancient Buddhists used for inspiration and enlightenment and surrender myself to a different kitchen? Yes B, it's really happening! At this moment I remember again I am leaving in a couple of hours, so as we speak my MP3 player is being fed with new music, my bread is getting baked in the toaster and my nerves are playing dodge ball in my stomach. "Everything is going to be OK!", I hope it will.
The last few of days were hectic, even though I thought I already had most of my necessities I still had a lot of trips to Arnhem, Nijmegen and of course our sweet Brummen to shop for meds, towels, earplugs ect. And, I think for once, I have everything! Another thing that happened just now is the heavy snowfall. It was cold for days, but everything disappeared under a fluffy white blanked just two days before we had to get on the plane. Hopefully everything will go as planned, but surprises won't be as surprising..
All and all my last days at home were amazing, I watched some series in a cosy chair close to the heating, met with some friends, hugged my sweet sister a lot, talked with my mom and packed my bag with the great support of my dad. Lots of hugs, kisses and sweet words were passed. My best-friends-of-the-world even came all the way to my little village to have a goodbye-get-together. I'm very thankfull for them in my life! The downside is that now I know again that it is always harder to leave that you first expect. But when I'm on the plane with my sweet BF everything will fall in it's place and we will experience the adventure of our lives! And I, very much look forward to doing so.
So, for now I have to get ready for leaving, 'cause I can't longer postpone it. It's happening, and I'm OK with it!