Well. The time has come. I fly out tonight on Iceland Air.
When I think about the last couple weeks saying goodbye to loved ones, packing, and purging my stuff (which proved a lot harder than expected) I'm just amazed at how fortunate I am to do this. If anything, this experience has made me realize how many people truly love and support me. Saying goodbyes were hard, even if it is just for two years. However, as my mom pointed out, it is a lot easier to live abroad now than it was when she was my age. I'm sure skype and facebook messenger will become a huge part of my life when I'm over there.
I do have to constantly remind myself to look forward instead of back. I'm a nostalgic person, so I often get caught in the "remember when" trap. One thing that I do try to remember is that fire that spurred in my body when I had this idea in the first place. The excitement that ejected through me as I talked to my mom on the phone all those months ago. One chapter ends as another begins. I can't wait to see what London has in store for me.
Onwards and upwards!