Now that the holidays are over I can finally focus on my pre-travel prep! I have a feeling that packing is going to very difficult. I don't have to overpack my bags but I also want to make sure that I bring everything with me that I am going to need! We have been lucky enough to receive a packing list from one of the professors who is accompanying us on this adventure! I think having this will help me.
I am getting really really excited about this trip! It's finally starting to feel real! I am the most excited to leave snowy Buffalo and land in beautiful Dominican Republic! I am grateful that we were able to meet as a group many times before actually leaving on this trip. I feel like we have all been able to get closer and bond through these meetings. I feel like I am forming relationships that will last long after this trip!
I think I am the most nervous about leaving my family for three weeks. I've never traveled without them or been away from them for this long. This will definitely be a growing and learning process for me and I can't wait to gain some independence! I think initially I will be sad to get dropped off at the airport but once I see all of my friends I will be so excited to begin this journey!
That's all for now! I'll post again once I start the packing process! We will see how this goes...