Saturday, 21 August 2010
11 days to go.
First of all, I would like to point out how much I love this article :]]]
So tomorrow is my party, which means it's nearly time for me to be going.
But for the first time, nerves have made way for excitement. I'm actually starting to look forward to going.
Okay so there's a lot of things that scare me. Daft things that I'm going to miss.
And wondering which of my 55 pairs of shoes (I'm convinced I had 60!!) are going to make the cut.
But I think as my to-do list get smaller and smaller I get less and less stressed and I finally get some time to think about how unbelievably awesome this year is going to be.
I mean, I'm going to America. America!! The place I had to be dragged away from on my last holiday there. I get to go to a whole new country, meet new people and have all kinds of new experiences. And I get to come back and squeeze as much as I can out of my last year of university while my friends all enter the real world (okay, not strictly true. If I get onto my masters course I should have one final year of partying and sleeping til noon.)
I get to leave home, leave everything behind and start again. I remember how terrifying starting university was. And how it took me a while to realize that going away to uni was the best decision I ever made.
I can't wait to experience a different culture, a different way of life.
And I'm trying to focus on all of that instead of what I'm leaving behind.
Tomorrow, I can't wait to have all my friends and family in one place. All the people I love together to say goodbye to me.
And yeah, it's going to be sad, and I'm probably going to cry a lot. It's going to be awful saying goodbye to my friends on Monday morning, knowing that I'm not going to see the people that I spend every single day with until Christmas. But I know that it doesn't mean the end of our group or our friendship. I hope that nothing will ever really change, because our friendship is too strong for that.
There are a lot of things I'm going to miss, but I have so much to look forward to.
So I'm going to keep looking forward.