Yesterday was my last full day in the States. To celebrate, my sister and I went to see X-Men: Days of Future Past (Peter Dinklage is my hero). After, we had a small family dinner for my birthday. As a result, I didn't start packing until 9:30 or 10 last night. I can hear you all now: "But Catie, you've had weeks and weeks to prepare! Why didn't you start sooner?" Well the answer is simply that I'm lazy. That, and I had to do a test Skype session with Calvin. Which may or may not have been a excuse to procrastinate.
Despite the fact that I was still packing 20 minutes before we left for the airport, I think (hope/pray) that I managed to remember everything. I even managed to fit a gift for a certain special German (*cough cough* Maren) and my host family's kids. Furthermore, my luggage was under the weight limit, contrary to my dad's prediction. I should have taken a picture, because it's really quite a feat of packing. Perhaps I'll include one in the next post. But in the meantime, here's my view from the airport.
Soon I'll be on this plane hurdling through the air over the Atlantic Ocean to meet and live with complete strangers and speak a different language. Intimidating as it is and anxious as I am, I really can't wait.