With only two days until departure, it’s very hard to describe my exact feeling. I’m excited for the things yet to come, most of which I would probably never have experienced if it weren’t for my opportunity to go on this trip. I feel butterflies in my stomach for the nervousness of knowing I will be put into situations that I have never been in before. I feel a sense of worry for the family and friends that will stay here while I go away for a month. Overall, my main feeling is ready; ready to dive in, ready to soak in as much as I can about my surroundings and experiences, and ready to make memories and open my eyes to everything in a deeper sense than I do at the moment. My last day home will definitely be with my family, as I say goodbye until late July and receive words of courage and good wishes for my trip.