My journey has officially begun.
I am sitting in the airport, which I have decided might possibly be the saddest and most exciting place on earth. My flight is one day later than planned. I am not sure why it was delayed, but I am not complaining. Getting to spend one more day at home was sort of nice.
I am hungry but I don’t feel like eating. It’s 5:15, two more hours until boarding, two and a half more hours until departure. My wallet is filled with a mix of dollars and pounds, which makes me feel happy and cool.
I am people watching and eavesdropping. I have met two people going to London, Amanda and Mark. They seem nice.
Having my house filled with all the people I love last Saturday was quite lovely. Saying goodbye to my friends and family was tough, though – especially here at Logan. I definitely wasn’t expecting my dad to cry, but it was no surprise when my mom and brother did… I was glad Kate was here to lighten up the mood. And I was glad to have a little movie-goodbye moment with James in the center of a globe that was painted on the floor.
These last few days… these last few weeks… actually, these last few months in the states have been really great. I had an amazing fall semester and winter break. I am leaving a piece of my heart on a hill in Boston, hoping its still there when I return.
Right now, I feel a happy-sadness. I’m nervous about starting over, making new friends, living in a new city and creating a new routine. I’m anxious to become a more cultured, experience and knowledgeable person. I’m scared about missing things back home and not being part of my friends’ memories that they will make over the next 6 months. I’m excited to dress up and wear high heels everyday… and to perfect my British accent.
Just met another person, her name is Ellen... she likes vampires.
I am thinking about how happy I am that I went sledding the other day. Also, I am thinking about how happy I am that I have 3 midnight milky ways in my backpack. I’m going to go eat one now.
Miss everyone already.
ps. i forgot a toothbrush.