so here i am. twenty minutes before leaving for the airport. sitting on the purple couch in my parents' living room where i've spent at least 21,356 hours of my life. am i excited? HELL yes. am i scared? well duh. am i hungry? no..my dad just made me breakfast. to be honest with you, it's hard to describe the mixed emotions of a day that you've waited for your entire life. now, i'm going to let you in on a little secret. for the last (almost) twenty five years of my life, i have been absolutely terrified of change. i mean, it was literally my "thing". my parents might as well have gotten "she hates change. if found, please return to 9924 koupela drive" tattooed on my butt when i was four. so for someone who has spent her entire life hating change, it's pretty extreme that i'm about to move across the country by myself. but a year and a half ago, when i was trying to decide what direction to send my life, my best friend said to me "if you don't do this now, when are you ever going to be ready?" and she was right.
if you want change in your life, make it happen. don't sit around and dream about it while every day that passes puts you further and further out of reach. your days should lead you closer to your dreams, not the opposite. so for those of you who have wished me good luck, sent me inspirational words, and told me how much you believe in me--first of all, thank you from the bottom of my heart because it means more to me than you know--and second, always remember that making your dreams come true is only a matter of saying that you're going to accomplish something, and then actually making it happen. nothing is impossible. nothing is out of reach. it's as as simple as going upstairs, packing your bags, and going for it.
see you on the other side of the world <3
Posted by fanny at 9:26 AM