This is it...my last night in Cedar Rapids, and my last night at home. Tomorrow my dad will be driving Elle and I into Chicago. We will stay overnight at Laura's house and fly out of O'Hare tomorrow. This past week has been a total whirlwind of phone calls, planning, buying travel supplies, saying goodbyes, and packing. I am still not finished with the goodbyes or the packing. It is touch, trying to guess what I will need to take with me for the next five months...and of couse I constantly wonder if I am packing too much or not enough. Preparing for a trip this big can be overwhelming.
I haven't spend time with any of my friends since New Years. I have just been too busy trying to get last minute deatils i order to go out. I apologize to all that I never got to say a proper goodbye to. I want you all to know that I am thinking of you, and I will miss you while I am gone. Thank you for all of your kind thoughts and words as I prepare to leave. I will try my best to keep in touch while I am away. It has been hard to say goodbye to my co-workers, friends, and my family, but I am incredibly excited about traveling. I have a feeling that this is going to be the adventure of a lifetime.
The next time I post, I will most likely be in Florence, Italy. Stay tuned for the next adventure!