Excitement. Anxiety. Nervousness. Joy. Sadness. Elation. As the time scampers by and my round-the-world trip quickly approaches, I’ve been full of emotion. At times it’s been almost unbearable. In the last few days, my heart has been racing, there have been butterflies in my tummy, and I feel totally edgy. I’ve tried to hide it, but my parents have started to clue in -I guess it was only a matter of time.
How do I cope? Well, my initial reaction to that question is, “I’m coping?”.
The other night I ended up driving to Wal-Mart and wandering around the store in a daze at 10 p.m. because I couldn’t stand to be in the house anymore. I blame an insane amount of adrenaline and nerves! These are feelings that have not disappeared as my last day at home approached.
This morning I woke up early and lay in bed, starring at the ceiling. I didn’t want to get up. I wanted to relax a little more before my adrenaline woke up. It took all of 20 minutes for that to happen.
So, what did I do on my last day? Well…
- Laundry- one last kick at the cat. Just one load and I was done.
- Twitter, yup, I was on twitter shortly after I woke up. I needed a distraction! That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!
- Tetanus shot
- Bought USD
- Watched old movies with my parents (Happy Road with Gene Kelly)
- Bought a book to read on the bus
- Went out for dinner
- Last minute shopping
- Fixed a spreadsheet for my Mom
- Twitter/Facebook/ Skype
- Updating my blog
Exciting day, huh! As the day draws to an end my nervous and adrenaline rush have subsided. I finally feel calm and relaxed. It’s a fabulous feeling. I still have a hard time believing that I’m leaving in the morning. I think it’ll sink in when I finally get on the bus.
I’d like to thank all my wonderful twitter peeps for keeping me motivated and inspired. Thank-you for your support and love. I hope that as I travel, I’ll be able to share many stories and experiences with all of you. Whether they are written, through photographs or video.