Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Beginning

I'm a just few hours away from starting my long journey to Vishakhapatnam, India, where I will be spending the next four months conducting research for my senior thesis. I have traveled quite a bit (thanks, Dad) in my 21 1/2 years--all over the U.S., England, Scotland, France, Spain, Zimbabwe...but this will be my first time in Asia, and my longest adventure. I'm excited. I'm nervous. I'm slightly terrified.
Right now, I just want my suitcase to be under the weight limit, I want to make all my connections, I want to not sit next to an unhappy baby (whether 2 or 20 years old), I want my suitcase to not venture into the abyss, I want my hotel room to be reserved as it should, and I want to arrive at my new home in one piece with no tears in my eyes. Hopefully, this is not too much to ask.