Friday, September 19, 2008

One month till departure

I have spent the past 2 years talking about this trip and now it is a reality. It is interesting how talking about something is completely different then actually doing it. My emotions are being pulled in so many directions right now. This will be the first time in my life that I leave my comfort bubble and uproot everything I have known for 26 years....anxious, scared, excited, READY!

Pre-departure planning, work, friends, family, many things on my mind. When I think about it all my stomach starts to hurt and I get overwhelmed. But as my friend Jeremy told me "this is just like scuba diving, Andrea. When you are on the boat getting your gear on, there is a moment of complete chaos. The boat is rocking, people are scattered about getting ready, sea sickness...and then you flip backwards into the ocean, and when you are completely under the water it all becomes calm and makes sense"
When I land in Ecuador on October will all come together.