I am all packed up … AND IN ONLY ONE SUITCASE! It definitely took more than one try to make this happen. The first try, my luggage weighed 67 pounds! I was a little upset because I believed I packed well enough to make it under the 50-pound requirement, but looks like I was way off. So I took some items out and tried it again, and luckily it all worked out!
I am beyond excited to go! The butterflies are kicking in, and I have even shed a few tears saying goodbye to a few friends already even though it is only 4 weeks!).
I leave from Chicago O'Hare at 2:00pm, to fly to Newark, New Jersey. Then from New Jersey, I arrive at the Shannon Airport in Co Clare, Ireland at 7:00 am. My program has arranged for airport pick up to take us right to our apartments where I will be living! I am not sure who my roommates are yet. But I am not too worried!
I cannot believe it is so close to departure! I can almost taste it!
"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go..."