Sunday, January 6, 2013

My Anxieties

This time tomorrow I will be at the airport saying goodbye to my family and to Randall.  While I'm beyond excited for this adventure that awaits me, I'm definitely getting nervous.  I guess it finally hit me that I'm actually going to Italy.  It kinda blows my mind.

I wanted to record my anxieties to look back on.  That's a lot of what this blog is about.  Yes, I want to keep everyone updated, but it is sort of a diary for me, too.  I will be keeping a journal while I'm there and I hope to write in it every day, but we will see if I can stick to that.  I know it will be cool to look back on later.

This is what I'm nervous about:
  • Being away from my family and Randall for so long
  • Missing my friends at JMU
  • Not getting along with everyone in the program
  • Getting sick in another country
  • Forgetting something I need at home
  • Losing my passport 
  • Getting pick pocketed 
  • Not being able to learn the language fast enough 
  • The time change - not being able to talk to those at home when I want/need to
  • Hating the food - I'm so picky, but I'm going to try everything
  • Getting stuck beside a smelly person on my 8 hour plane ride
  • Jet lag 
  • Somehow missing my flight 
I know some of those are silly, but it's what I'm worried about.  I pray these anxieties go away so I can get pumped for tomorrow!

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