Monday, September 12, 2011

10 days.

Yep, that's ten, T-E-N, days until I leave.

Aaaaaaaaaa! I've been trying to stay calm and get everything done that needs to be done, but it's kind of hard when I'm the giddy/nervous/excited/terrified/anxious mess that is a recent graduate about to leave for a 9 month job in a foreign country.  Yeah. That about sums me up right now. A mess.

I'm so excited, but I'm still terrified.  It's weird knowing that so much is going to be different around here when I get back. Some things good, some things...not so great.

--My Grandpa finally moved out of his gorgeous 5-story Victorian house in downtown Chicago, which is now up for sale. I went to see it one last time today, but it's a strange feeling knowing someone else might call it home before I get back next year.
--My dad is working on an addition to our house right now, so when I get back next year our house will look a little different.
--One of my friends is due to have a BABY around the time I'll be getting home!
--My cat, my favorite animal in the world, is getting up there in his years. And we live on the farm. I'm lucky he's made it this long and I have to be aware that he might not be so lucky in the next year.
--My friends might forget I exist...

Okay, well that last one (hopefully) won't be true, but I can't be the only one with irrational fears like that.

But that was just me semi-freaking out and venting.

More than anything I can't wait for this adventure to start and to see what this next year brings!


  1. Oh Emma, you know us all too well. We will defintely forget you exist. Btw, enjoy your trip.

  2. Ahh haha you definitely know how to reassure me :) And thank you!