Wednesday, June 21, 2006

What to Pack?

"It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life and in change there is power." - Alan Cohen

Wow, four days to go. Excited. Nervous. Scared. But most of all sick of waiting. It's the anticipation that affects me the most. What will my host family be like? Will they search my bags at customs? Will I still remember the basic Spanish I learned in college? Will my classmates be older or younger than me? Will it be pouring with rain when I get there? I know once I get there the nerves will go away because I'll no longer have time to think about them. But first I just have to get there. So that means I have to pack.

1 comment:

Nicole said...

so does this mean that living with irene is 'no longer meaningful'? ha. well i know she already misty eyed as you board your plane. either that or throwing the biggest party your apartment has ever seen. i'll keep you posted.