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The One With The Pre-Departure Freak Out

  Can we all agree that this entire situation is insane? I mean I just finished packing two bags that are full of everything I THINK I may need for six months in a country I have never been to; and today I'm leaving all my friends and family for half a year- if that's not insane I'm not sure what is. 

    Here's my thing about insane plans and ideas, so far in my life they have rarely led me astray. Of course in college or high school some insane ideas led to questionable outcomes but even those I don't really regret. Teaching abroad in Thailand will absolutely be an insane idea I talk about for the rest of my life. 

    The pre-departure jitters kicked in about 72hrs ago when I realized "holy crap I have to say goodbye to my parents and brother and boyfriend and friends for six months and when I get back things may have changed and I have to be okay with that..." That's a really tough pill to swallow but so far every single one of those people have done nothing but encourage, support and love me through the process of saying goodbye and getting on each mode of transportation that will take me to this next chapter in my life. 

    This is basically just a "welcome to my blog, I'm not entirely sure what I'm doing but I'm really excited and hope you'll follow along" post. I haven't slept yet in an effort to sleep on the plane as much as possible to make the trip feel shorter so forgive me if it sounds delusional, hopefully this is one of those things that will get better with time. Bear with me. 

    After taking the train from Albany to Yonkers, staying up all night and going slightly insane the last few days... it is finally time to head to the airport and catch a flight to Bangkok! Let the adventure begin!

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