Saturday, May 18, 2013

Today I Leave The Country

Ladies and gentlebloggers, this is a very big day. I write this from the airport as I await the plane which will take me to Miami. Then I'll sit in that airport and await an airplane that will take me to Paris.

That's right. I'm going to France.

I'll be in France for about a month as part of a study abroad program, and then I'll go straight to Ireland for about another month. I'll be blogging my experiences in the two awesome countries! I also brought my Wacom tablet, so maybe I'll be able to whip up a few fun cartoons for you guys.

The toughest part of this trip so far has been applying for the trip and filling out the paperwork (reference the Studying Abroad haiku/cartoon). The second toughest part has been packing everything I'll need for two months abroad in a suitcase and a backpack. The third toughest part, which runs a close race with Tough Thing #2, was saying goodbye to my family. I've been mentally preparing for it, but it was still pretty tough. It wasn't like going to college for the first time- my parents were only two and a half hours away. This is different- there's an ocean between is and I won't be coming home for two months. We won't even be awake at the same times (actually, that's not that different from how it normally is). So... Yeah. Pretty tough.

Now that I've got all the hard stuff out of the way, it should be smooth sailing for the rest of the trip!

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