I can’t believe the day is finally here. I packed up my entire apartment last week, put all my things in storage, finished my last day of work on Friday, and now I am about to take off on the trip of a lifetime, or at least I hope it is.
As I am sitting at the airport enjoying a quick dinner, and glass of wine-obviously, before I leave, I can’t say I’m filled with a ton of emotion. I’ve been feeling ALL the emotions for the last 2 months, and gosh darn it I just want to get there already!!
I’ve been on the farewell tour for about a month now, and I’ve been blessed with an outpouring of love and support and gifts and attention including people I haven’t talked to in years, and friends of friends of friends who have reached out with advice and recommendations. It is truly a wonderful feeling. And I hope it’s something that I will always hold on to and remember. I’ve always known I’ve had great friends and an absolutely amazing family, but I am so grateful to have such amazing human beings in my life. I’ve been very fortunate to build relationships with such kind, generous, loving people.
…Insert flight to JFK here…
It was a breeze getting through security at Dulles, but navigating through JFK was all new to me. Much busier on this Halloween night than Dulles.
But I made it through with 3 hours to spare. Plenty of time to blog, drink martini’s and read lonely planet. Airport food and drinks are SO expensive!!! I’ve always known this, but my goodness..$17 for a glass of shitty Chardonnay? NO thank you!!!
It still feels so surreal that this is happening. I am literally just going through the motions, and I think it will hit me when I arrive. I know I am capable of figuring it out, I have faith, but like I’ve said in earlier posts..this is the first time Ive done so much on my own. I’m proving to myself I can do it. At times so passé now that it’s totally typical for a basic b**** like myself (and i say that in the kindest way) travels to South East Asia, but this is all for me. And I don’t care about anyone else or what anyone else thinks. I’ve uprooted my life to make a change, not sure what the future holds, but I’m so ready!
I can’t say this enough, but I am so thankful for all the wonderful support and love I’ve received in person and over social meda. It really feels good. It really makes me want to be a better person-friend, sister, daughter, Aunt. I am going to do my best to keep this blog up, and I hope that you keep following along to see my adventures, growth, and journey to new beginnings. Don’t wish for more vacation days, but for more unforgettable days…
See you in Bangkok!