I spent all last week preparing, buying a few things here and there, but the bulk of my packing took place last night. I have three bags: my check-in luggage, my carry-on and my purse. Each one is pretty full, but I left some room for stuffing souvenirs. I tried to bring a variety of clothes since I’m not sure what weather to anticipate. I went to New York City last summer expecting heat and humidity and found myself in shorts in the wind and rain. Now I’m sure it will be hot, but just in case, I will be prepared.
I’ve got five pairs of shoes, a school supply-filled backpack, my computer, my tablet, toiletries, my blanket, bed sheets and a whole bunch more of my belongings in my suitcases. It may seem like a lot, but I weighed my check-in luggage and it was 35 pounds, so I’m in the clear according to my scale!
As for how I’m feeling at this moment, with less than 24 hours until take off, I have mixed emotions. I’m excited that the day I have waited months for is finally here. But I’m sad to be leaving my family for so long. I’m also incredibly nervous about my course, the workload and reaching out and meeting new people. I’ve been trying to prepare myself, but I think I just have to see how things play out. I think I just need to get on the plane already!
|With the people I'll miss the most. Oh & my brother... Just kidding!|
I'll also miss my dog brothers, Romeo & Julian (not shown)