Wow, I can’t believe it. The day is finally here. In seven hours I’ll be leaving for LAX and then Tokyo.
This week has been great, hanging out with and saying goodbye to my friends and family:
getting drunk with Nick and Grace
going out to a martini bar with Erika
watching movies with Shahin
having Christmas dinner with my mom, sister, and stepdad
working out with my dad and cousin
playing ping-pong with Andy and his sister
As excited as I am to be leaving, I really will miss everyone back home. I have the most amazing friends and family and it will truly be difficult to survive for so long without them. But I am as ready as I’ll ever be to start the next phase of my life. Except for three suitcases, everything that I own has been boxed up and stored in my dad’s garage; my car has been parked and covered; my cell phone cancelled.
Wish me luck, the next time I post I’ll be half way around the world!