Sep 272013
 

I wish I had something profound to starry off my journal entry with, but really I am sitting in the airport trying to make sense of all the emotions I am feeling while waiting alone.

My family knows, but I had to finish my 2014 budget before leaving for work. Well I finished at about 8pm last night. Gina and I had plans to meet at TJ MAXX so i could purchase some last minute cheap clothes. I  found out I would be washing clothes by hand, which I have a feeling might be tough on my clothes ( either too rough or never quite clean) so I decided to pick up a few things that I didn’t mind if I ruined :)  I would like say that I have the best sister ever. She was helping my sort through the madness of the discount racks To find the best deals.

By the time we got home it was well past my bedtime… if you know me, my I internal clock shuts down at 10pm. I turn into a pumpkin… My brain was not reliable enough at that point to pack, so I called it a night.

I was so happy because Matt was able to come see me too that night. I am going to miss you  so much Matt! So much love your way! Try to find a hobby or two to keep your mind off me and not shed too many tears in your pillow at night 😉

this morning I woke up at 5:30 to start preparing… Crazy to think I didn’t start packing for this trip until the day of, but with all that had to be prepared at work for my leave of absence, every day was crazy long. Thankfully I have had since march to mull over what my packing list needed to consist of.  so much also had to be done at home to prepare personally for this trip. When I look back on this past month I am in awe of the hours dedicated to this trip already And I haven’t stepped foot on a plane yet. There are so many people that are helping this trip happen by taking over my responsibilities at work- Quinn Ray has been a tremendous friend and assumed the bulk of it. No wonder she won the annual service excellence award for the cooper fitness center yesterday! 😉

Gina ran out while I was packing and purchased a few last minute things for me. So sweet. She also surprised me with my own personal pharmacy… Seriously I could open shop here at the airport and give their stores some stiff competition. It pays to have a pharmacist in the family.

3 suitcases later load went down to load her car and we saw that the old battery she just had to remove from her car, had leaked all over her trunk… Poor thing. She got battery acid all over herself. Go ahead and insert her unplanned shower here :)

then a quick stop at work for a few things I forgot and to hug some necks before heading to the airport. I couldn’t stop kissing my sweet Pooba as we rode passenger him Gina’s acid smelling car :) I feel guilty leaving him but greatly appreciative to my family for caring for him.

Security and check in went fine and I just got off the phone with my dad. I am so fortunate to have so much love and support and also people I don’t want to let down in this process.

Thank you so much for the love and support. Sorry to cut this short, but it hey are starting to board my plane. Eeeek! The dream just got real!

 

   

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