So the time continues to wind down as I ready myself for my British adventure.
Today I simultaneously experienced panic and excitement about leaving. I have never been this far away from home, nor have I been away from home this long. Don't get me wrong, I love college and being independent; but I still love being able to talk to my family and friends at my own leisure.
With the help of email, Skype, and payphones I will be contacting home but it really puts things in perspective. I've taken easy-accessed-communication-to-my-family for granted.
One of my brothers, Daniel, will be going to Phoenix, Arizona this Monday. I'm to drive him to my brother, Chris's house. This may make leaving home a little easier. It's one less person to hug goodbye on one day. Stay out of trouble, and those are my only orders. :)
I've asked my family (mom, stepdad, little sister & Grannie) to not go to the airport with me because I don't want to be a teary mess. I'll be going to my brother's house on Sunday afternoon and leaving on the following day. This way I'll have had a day to dry my eyes. I can't help it, I'm a cry baby! Whether this is a mistake or not, I am not sure. Should they come with me or not?
Charlotte (my BFF, of course) has made things a lot easier for me. She started a group on facebook called, "I'll miss Cara a lot when she's off with the Brits." It made me feel really good that people care about me and will miss me as much as I miss them. The Dynamic Duo-est. 2001. Miss you, already!
I've resorted to reading a lot to kill time. Pride and Prejudice, Wuthering Heights, Love Story, and two versions of Mr. Darcy's version. Mr. Darcy's Diary and An Affair Such As This. After a great deal of threat from the human race, I decided to read Harry Potter. For those who just peed their pants, let me explain. When I was younger and the books just came out, I tried to read them. I guess try isn't a good word. I got to the word "muggle" and put the book down. At the time, I was not into this kind of style. Picky, as usual. But I've just recently finished Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I couldn't put it down. Numerous times my brother found me passed out with the book on my face, with the lights still on.
Number of days before departure: 9