Sunday, January 24, 2010

Three days!

Three days from now I'll be at the airport getting (hopefully stress free) through security and making my way through the airport ALONE! I know I'll have my 10 other classmates, but it's the first time I'll ever be travelling that independently.. The only time I've travelled alone was in 8th grade and we went to Washinton DC. But we had a lot of teacher chaperones so that was different. Haha. It makes me kind of nervous, but once I get through the airport I think I'll relax and be able to enjoy the adventure. It's just the saying goodbye to my family part that I'm freaking out about.

I am pretty much all packed. I'm so glad I started early because every day I think of something else I want to take, so then I have to find a way to stuff it. It's bad how much I'm bringing... I don't know how I'm going to repack it all on top of all the things I want to bring back. I'll probably end up leaving some things behind so I can make room for new things. Especially since we're going on an outback trip for 10 days and everything you bring gets permanently stained red from the outback dust. So I'll probably leave old tennis shoes, old sweatshirts and tshirts. Hopefully that will give me room! From now til I leave I have some last minute errands to run, see Avatar with my dad and sister because everyone says it's amazing, and spend time with my family. The next time I post I will be on the other side of the world!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Waiting patiently?

Hello again! As for the countdown to Australia goes, it's down to 24 days. YAYY! It's been almost 2 weeks since I last posted. Just goes to show how faaast time goes. I need to cherish it here before I leave, let alone while I am gone. I don't want to take a single second for granted.

As I get closer and closer to departure, I am getting everything taken care of... with the help of my dad of course. He's helping me with my whole banking situation (ie. notifying my bank and the credit card company that I will be overseas for about 5 months). Also, whether I actually need to or not, I've done a lot of shopping. It's a guilty pleasure. I pass by all of the winter clothes and head for the sale racks full of skirts, dresses, tank tops, oh my! But I must remember... I am STUDYING abroad. Hopefully I'll get a nice wake up call when I start my classes. Or I might not, haha. It's all about the experience, everything included. And I cannot wait. Bring it onnnn!