Well...my title pretty much says it all. I have exactly 1 week until Mom and I board that plane, and I start a new chapter in my life. My feelings about this are a boiling soup of contradictions...I am ecstatic about moving to Scotland, meeting new people, and "re-uniting" (inside joke) with friends. I know that this will be one of the best and toughest year of my life, and I know I'm ready for the challenge. However, I'm sad too. It's hard to leave my life at IU behind...forever. My undergraduate years were and will be some of the best years of my life, and it's hard to let that go. Even with all of the drama and pain that came to me, I cannot even begin to count how many joyous moments I was blessed with.
I spent the day at IU yesterday, and I got to pretend I was a freshman again. It was incredibly bittersweet. I loved seeing my cabin, and spending time with them. However, I hated that I wasn't living in a dorm, staying up till 3 am doing nothing, wasting time, laughing over stupid stuff, flirting, dating, etc with them. I got to hear their stories, and laugh with them..but I was incredibly envious at the same time. They're so lucky, and I pray that they know it and really get everything out of this experience.
Today, I start packing. It is going to be quite the endevor. I'm taking photos of every item that I pack and I will store it on a flash drive so that way, if something does happen to any of the luggage (but nothing-- will this is just a precaution) I have photos for insurance purposes, etc.
I also have a hair appointment today...but not like anyone in la la land cares about that.
On a random topic: McCain's VP (Sarah Palin)'s 17 year old daughter is 5 months pregnant. I've read that Palin believes in abstinence only sex education.
Clearly, it worked for her. It will work for the rest of the United States. I can't wait to see what this election becomes...I hope Obama keeps it classy.
I'm going to do some more soul searching and deep thinking in the shower.