6 more days till the big day?
"If your dreams don't scare you, they aren't big enough." - Lowell Lundstrum
2 years ago, I was a freshman at UC Berkeley. I was only 16 and couldn't believe I was in college. I told myself that I want to one day travel the world, but then it was only a "dream". 2 years later, that dream is coming true. I am 18 years, going into my 3rd year at Berkeley, and in 6 days I will be making my first international trip to the UK. Crazy! I can't believe how fast the time has flown. My "young" age has always been a big factor in doing a lot of things but I have managed to overcome the age barrier and I won't let it stop me from accomplishing my goals in life. You can never be too young to live your life to its fullest :)
I'm leaving on July 20th, and will return in January. Most of my time will be spent studying at my exchange university in Manchester, but I plan on visiting all of London, a lot of cities within the UK such as Wales, Oxford, Kent, Cambridge along with as many countries as possible in Europe. Currently on my list is Norway, Sweden, France, Italy and Spain. The list will get longer once I get there, I'm sure! Till then, I'm packing, packing packing! and also saying my goodbyes [one of the hardest things to do]. This last week is going to be a very emotional week for me but I will use the love of my family and friends to carry me through. I feel like it hasn't fully sunk in that I won't be seeing the people I love everyday, or that I will be starting over in a strange land. But somewhere deep inside me, I know that everything is going to be okay. I'm so thankful that God has given me the opportunity to start accomplishing one of my biggest goals in life! I hope to be sharing my experiences along the way through this journal and hope to keep in touch as much as I can. Ahhhh! Can't believe it's almost here!
Thought of the day: Dare to LIVE :)