T-minus 20 days until I embark on the next chapter in my life and I couldn’t be more excited for the experiences that await me. It is hard to be believe that I will spend the next four months living, working, and studying in Europe. It still doesn’t feel real to me. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous. I still don’t know where I will be staying or what my internship is, but the unknown is half the fun. While the Type A in me would love to know every detail about what I will be doing in Spain, I am trying to go into this experience with little expectations. Now, that’s not to say that I don’t care about what happens, rather, I am putting faith in the program and trying to not stress about the little details. I would love to be able to start planning my weekend trips and what sites I want to see. However, I am letting the experience take its course, which may mean me relinquishing a little bit of control.
In the days leading up to the start of my journey, I will be spending time with my family at home in North Carolina. While I have studied abroad before, this will be the longest I go without seeing my folks. I am excited for their own trip across the ocean to visit me in November. By then, I hope to have a good grasp on the city and the culture so I can be the perfect tour guide. As each day passes, I get more and more excited for my trip to Spain. Stay tuned…more to come soon!