Today is the day.
Thanks to yesterday’s fake-out, I was able to get a better night’s sleep, and I woke up at 4:00am finally ready to get on the plane to China. Well, make that the three planes to China.
Maria and Eden were up and getting ready for their trip to the airport as I headed out the door. Today’s goodbyes were much more relaxed than yesterday’s. I didn’t feel as emotional walking out the door of my house since I’d already had that experience once before.
But I still wasn’t really prepared to say goodbye to my mom. We hugged before I got into the security line, and I fought tears whenever I’d turn back to wave at her.
It finally hit me that I was leaving for good as I sat down in the airport and read the letters that my family had written to me.
A year seems like such a long time, but I’m sure that in retrospect, it will seem to have flown by. After a long, stressful sophomore year of college, I’m ready for a change. I’m ready to push the reset button on my life again. Continue reading “Saying Goodbye”