I leave tomorrow for my semester abroad and there’s so many thoughts running through my head that I’m not even sure what I’m thinking. To be honest, I’m terrified. Everyone keeps telling me to be excited, and I keep telling myself to be excited and I know somewhere deep down that I am excited but it’s all come up so fast and I definitely don’t feel ready. But it’s time I learn to jump headfirst into new adventures and embrace them, the good, bad, difficult, emotional, whatever.
I’m going to do this because I’m pushing myself way out of my comfort zone to get the experience that I know, looking back, will be amazing. I’m scared and I want to cry right now and I probably won’t sleep much tonight (or for the next week if I’m being honest). But I’m doing this. And I’m pre-proud of myself. One step at a time.
So here’s to Fall 2014 in the city of literature. Edinburgh, Scotland, here I come. Ready or not.