Hello. I have 1 day left till I leave 😱😱😱😱😱. I leave from The airport in Seattle on Friday at 10 am. After that I have a 4 hour flight to Dallas, a 2 hour layover, and then a 9 hour flight to Santiago and then a Youth Exchange Program camp in Santiago!!!
It’s crazy! I can’t believe it is actually time to leave. Right now I am just catching up on some last minute things I need to do before I leave and buying presents for my wonderful 1st host family. I actually finished packing about an hour ago, but since it’s so late I will wait till tomorrow to weigh my bag (and then inevitably switch some stuff around to get the weight down to 50 pounds).
I’m getting more and more excited. I’m am nervous but not about leaving my home. I just want to make it clear that I am soooooooo grateful for everyone involved who helped this happen. I also want to make it clear that although being an Exchange Student is a wonderful opportunity, it is not a vacation. It is going to be a lot of hard work. And to be honest I will probably get frustrated, and homesick, and even a little lonely. I am going in to this life changing experience with 1 year of high school Spanish. I am not prepared for this. But I will try my best. The next 3 months, will probably be the toughest months I have ever experienced. But I am ready.
I cannot wait to be in Chile 🇨🇱. And also thank you mom and dad for making my dreams come true. I will miss you more than you know. This time it’s not to the moon and back, it’s to chile and back. Come on, it’s only a little over 6,000 miles away. It’s not like I’m on the other side of the world or anything 😂😘🌎🗿❤️❤️❤️