Last Day In The States 10/13/2015

Wally

It’s hard to imagine that this is the last day that we’ll be in the states.Everyone has been asking “Are you ready for this?” and to be perfectly honest, no. There’s no way one can truly prepare themselves for such a monumental journey. To leave behind everything and everyone you know is nerve wracking, even if it’s only for a year.

Another question that I was faced with is whether or not I’m excited for this trip. And the answer to that is a mixed bag of emotions. I know full well the significance of our decision to teach abroad and the opportunities it brings, but I can’t help but to feel a bit sad knowing that we’ll miss out on the moments back home, ones that you usually take for granted. Like getting a drink with friends, or hanging out with family, dinner tonight was fun I’ll definitely miss all of our conversations.

It’s crazy to think that a month ago Syd and I got married and now we’re going on this adventure. We like to say that this’ll definitely strengthen our marriage. We know that there will be plenty of ups and downs while we’re out there, but we’ll only have each other to depend on. If that doesn’t empower us hopefully the Stockholm syndrome will.

The days leading up to this move have been surreal. The most grounding moment was when I hugged Matt, best friend, good bye knowing that I won’t be seeing him again till spring. Anyways I’m sure it’ll get more real once I’m strapped into my seat and the plane takes off.

Sydney

Today is it, we leave in less then 24 hours and we head to the magical orient ;). I am excited, scared, nervous, ready, and not ready all at the same time. I got to have Del Taco and El Farlitos one more time!!!!! Yum yum!! IT was hard saying bye to my family but we had a great dinner and even better conversation. The next couple days are going to be a blur between flying and getting settled but I know as long as I have Wally we will be ok. I am excited for the adventures and hopefully everyone that says they will come out will come and visit. I am lucky to be able to go on this journey and share it with my favorite. A month ago I got married and now I am moving to a completely different country on the other side of the world, I think I may be a little crazy but 2015 is ending nicely!! Can’t wait to see what the next year has in store for me. XO

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