A little note from February 2nd, 2016:
Today’s the day!!! In a few hours I will be in Prague. PRAGUE. If you told me a year ago that I would be living in Europe on my own, I probably would have laughed. Those that know me know how outside of my comfort zone it is to do something like this. But a lot has happened in a year.
When I decided to study abroad a year ago, I was in a completely different place in my life. I wanted to get out and do something for myself, so I signed up to study abroad as a “maybe” so I wouldn’t regret not giving myself the opportunity. And in this past year I’ve grown a lot. I got more involved on campus and in clubs, joined a sorority, and made countless new friends…which makes going abroad that much harder. But having people that make saying goodbye more difficult is a special thing.
I’ve never been so ready yet so unprepared to do something in my life. It’s a weird feeling knowing that you actually don’t know anything that’s about to happen. It’s important to step outside of your comfort zone – to feel the fear and do it anyway. I cannot wait to see what these next 4 months bring!