Wow! Will I really be boarding a plane to South Africa in less than twelve hours? I'm going to run through just a few thoughts because I'm leaving for the airport soon and am still a little unprepared. You can see the packing mess that I was sitting in a few days ago! Louie kept staring at my bags and then licking my face as if trying to get some answer of what was going on. Also, my bag was far over the weight limit last night and even though I tried to fix it, I'm nervous I may have to re-arrange at the airport.
I'm not sure I can describe my jumbled emotions at the moment or even identify them, probably because I can't entirely wrap my head around the idea and because I'm exhausted. But, I am definitely very excited and a little scared. Not scared because I am leaving the comforts of home, or to visit a new place, meet new people, or for all the challenges I can only anticipate facing, but scared because of what I will learn from all this and how this will change me as a person. Whatever change will be a good one, though, and I am welcoming it.
I won't share how hard it has been to hug my family for the last time for a few months, but Mom and I are heading to breakfast soon and I'm hoping I can hold it together long enough to eat my Eat 'n Park Smile
Well, I'm off! My more than 24 hours of traveling will provide me a little time to think and hopefully I can share more soon.