It’s interesting the way you look at life differently when you know your eyes are about to be opened, to something new, something foreign, something out of your comfort zone. As I zipped up my suitcase this morning I realized, this is happening, I’m leaving. I am going somewhere new. I am going to Costa Rica.
I never put much thought into how big this planet we live on really is. How your idea of a lot of people is so insignificant in the grand scheme of things. There are so many people living on earth I can’t even imagine them all. With that thought I got scared. I’m realizing as I’m writing this entry how big this world really is and how I’m officially starting to explore it. I’m terrified and excited at the same time.
The questions I began to ask myself were profound as I began laying each item down in my suitcase. First the socks, toiletries, clothes, shoes,etc. With every thing I placed I wondered “what will it be like? How do I pack for somewhere I’ve never been?” What if I don’t have a good time?” Then I came to the realization: this is my adventure. This is the experience of a lifetime. This is something I will never forget regardless of what my experience is like, good or bad.
Then I came to conclude that the world seems large and very daunting in the eyes of many, but if you don’t go out and explore it for yourself you may never find the similarities that make it small, comfortable, and caring. I think I’m gaining a better understanding of the saying “It’s a small world after all.” And with the logging off and shutting down of this computer I know the next time I write a blog entry I will be in beautiful Costa Rica.