DECISION REACHED. I love seeing those words on the TAMU study abroad website. It's final...in every direction. Program approved, school approved, flights are scheduled. I cannot wait to get out of this sleepy town and be on my own. Completely on my own. I leave January 9th for Amsterdam then get into Dublin on the 12th. It's going to be nuts.
I have absolutely the most amazing parents in the world. They have supported me throughout this entire process and I wouldn't have been able to do it without them. They have sacrificed more than I can ever repay. I hope they know (I'm sure they do) this is a very sound investment. If only I had a working digital camera... hint, hint.
I'm leaving my comfortable, slow paced, college town in less than a month. Life is about to begin. Another chapter is starting and I'm more than excited to embrace it. In no way, shape, or form am I ready for this experience, but that's what I love the most about it. I have absolutely no idea what to expect, except for the cold weather and rain of course. I'm not sure I'm even ready for Irish lager.
My nerves and emotions have been on edge since I decided to make this trip and now it's actually within reach. I am a hot mess but this thing is happening ready or not!