The big day is finally almost here. Can you believe it?! – I can’t. I’m sitting on my bed right now, unsure of what to do next. Fill out visa paperwork? Begin packing my duffel? Clean/organize my room? Write a somewhat pointless blogpost? Stare aimlessly around my room? I think you can figure out what I’m actually doing versus what I should be doing.

The reality of things is starting to hit me: I’m about to live in Europe for a year. And I won’t be taking classes the whole time, I’ll be working for a lot of it. I’ll be back at Christmas so it’s not like I’m completely freaking out, having second thoughts, etc. but it’s just kind of crazy. I drove home from Ann Arbor today (after celebrating Hilary’s 21st bday!) and it was the last time I’ll be doing that for a year. I said goodbye to friends I won’t see face-to-face until Christmas and it’s…. just wow. This is big.

My “To Do List” for tomorrow is long and daunting – it is scaring me more than actually flying to Germany on Saturday! I was never good at getting things done in a timely manner, and now I’m paying the price.

Anyway, I guess I should start this paperwork. My next post, I predict, will be from Freiburg 🙂

Until then…

Author: Alaina

writer + explorer

One thought on “Wow.”

  1. aaaaaah so excited for you!!!i feel like i am not sad yet because i know i will see you at xmas, talk to you like a billion times before then, and hopefully be in GREECE all winter semester anyway. so…we should be close :)plus i have total faith that you are going to be head over heels crazy about life in europe.actually i am scared you wont come back to me…you better

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