03.01.2013 - 03.01.2013
My travels have begun this Christmas break, already going from Boise, ID down the coast of California from Santa Rosa, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and finally San Diego.
Yet somehow the anxiety and nerves haven't reached me until just now, hours before I fly out to Spain. I cannot believe that it is happening. The whole process of study abroad is extensive, applying sophomore year I thought everything was taken care of once I was accepted. But the parade of study abroad meetings, plane tickets, and health forms to fill out has been endless. Finally after repacking my 48.5 lb bag for what seems like the 15th time, I am trying to breathe and relax. I have travelled to Europe before, but this is an entirely new experience altogether. I have no idea what to expect, but I have only heard amazing stories and encouraging words. I am nervous but excited to learn and grow from my travels. I am intrigued to be immersed in a new language and culture. I know it will be different, but the only thing to do is jump in and hope that I have learned enough in my years on earth that I will be able to figure out whatever comes my way.