Well the time has finally come and I will be leaving the good ol’ US of A in just one short week and make the not so short trip to the United Kingdom. If you don’t know me, my name is Kayla and I am a very soon to be 22 year old from Texas. I am a senior in college, majoring in history and next semester will be my last as an undergraduate. You might be asking why am I spending my last semester of college in a foreign country well… this is something that I’ve wanted to do since I was 14. I’ve always wanted to travel and see other places but the idea of living somewhere completely unknown to me, not be a tourist for a couple weeks, has always enticed me. I’m not going to lie, I’m sad about the things I’m going to miss out on, especially my last semester with my sorority sisters that I have come to love like family, but the truth is I’ll never get another chance like this, so there’s no possible way I would have let myself pass this up. So here I am with my flight booked and the departure looming, time to find out if I can handle this big world on my own.
I have finally started to organize and pack my things so I can do any last minute shopping (which will of course happen). Things seem to be in order for the most part, although it seems like I should be preparing more for the huge step I am about to take. It still feels a little surreal that I will be leaving and will not be coming back for 5 months. I’m not as nervous as I thought I would be, not that I won’t get that way when it’s time to board the plane! Because getting on that plane is a lot different than just sitting here writing about it. The truth is, I’m more excited about the unknown than I’m scared of it. For me this is a dream come true and I can’t wait to find out (and share!) what going abroad has in store for me.
Til next time