Sunday, December 26, 2010

Countdown and Nerves

So the countdown is getting low and I only have 5 full days left.

I have to finish my old roommates' Xmas present. (Shuddup, I know I'm late.) I need to pack. I need to go to the store and buy things I would rather not live without (not to be confused with things I can't live without). We're talking salsa, BBQ sauce, cumin.

I'm certainly getting nervous. It's funny to me how I can get nervous considering I just spent the past year and a half abroad.

I think the big thing is that I have had the experience.

I certainly haven't had any trouble adapting or making new friends and connections in the past but I guess sometimes I still worry. In Taiwan I mostly made friends with other foreigners. While that's great and all, making friends with the locals is kind of part of the point of living abroad. My very few Taiwanese friends were teachers I worked with.

Although, I suppose that as adults we generally make new friends at work. How do else do adults find new friends?

Yet another way to challenge myself to my boundaries and such.

This whole countdown thing is totally killing me though. Slowly working my way up to it is awful. I said goodbye to my best friend from high school last weekend. Today was the last time I'm going to see my brother and his family for at least a year.

Sucks. I know it's not forever. I love being in all these wonderful places but I hate leaving. I wish I could just put everyone I care about in my pocket and take them with me.


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  2. Hahaha! I love that you are packing up food. You clearly have lived out of the states before! This was our first time and I packed clothes, shoes, too many jackets.

    Next year? One FULL 50 pound suitcase of food food and more food!!

    Good luck with your move!

  3. lol at can't living without BBQ...i love bbq. Good Luck with your move and making new friends!

  4. Aw.. sorry to hear you are getting nervous- but I know that you know in your heart you are doing the right thing!

    Best of luck with your big move!!!


  5. Thanks for the comments, y'all!

    KY I definitely have some practice at this. That and at least I know I'll be able to afford to eat when I first get there broke. Can't wait for your 365 to start.

    Jet-Setting Divas, Texan blood is made of BBQ sauce. Thanks for the luck!

    Casey - thanks for the reassurance. You're right though, it a good thing I'm getting nervous. It wouldn't be right if I weren't.


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