First Time Travelers Jitters
It’s 9:27 PM, I’m surrounded by open suitcases and a messy room, the night before we leave.
I just can’t believe I’m here right now. For so long, this day just never seemed like it would arrive. It was always so far away. Now that it’s less than 12 hours until we leave, everything just feels so surreal.
When I signed up for this trip back in September, I kind of did it on a whim. I called my mom one night and said “Mom, I want to go to Italy.” She paused for a moment and just responded with a simple “Okay!”. You see, I’ve never been much of a traveler. Not for lack of want, more so for lack of time and resources. So when this opportunity presented itself, I jumped at the chance. Up until 3 months ago, I had never been on a plane! Tomorrow, I’ll be on a flight for an overall 10 hours!
Now, putting the finishing touches on packing, I’m just a combination of mixed emotions. I have this overwhelming since of dread that I’m forgetting something, anxiousness for the day that await me, and excitement for this adventure that I’m about to embark on!
I know tonight, I wont be getting much sleep for fear that my alarm, that I’ve triple checked, somehow won’t go off and I’ll miss my flight. I’m okay with that though. Because I know that the next time I wake up, I’ll be halfway across the world!
See you soon Italy!