Twelve hours from now I'll be on my Cathay Pacific flight CX879 bound for Bangkok! That is if all goes well. I've written and re-written my packing list to make sure that I have everything that'll get me started to live in Thailand for five months, even though I know perfectly well that it'd be pretty simple to replace anything that gets left behind. Except underwear...I had forgotten to pack any before a few minutes ago and that just would've gotten weird.
Today's been a crazy whirl of both sticking to to-do lists and letting myself relax about this big trip in order to actually have fun visiting with the people I'll miss oh so much in the months to come! So this is my thinking: if I'm already having a hard time stopping myself to enjoy the nerves and excitement of leaving home, what better way to preserve the trip of a lifetime than having a place to write down my experiences? And being able to share this adventure with anyone who is curious will be a sweet little cherry on top!
For now--while the rest of California is hopefully sleeping soundly--I'll just be here, freaking out a teeny tiny bit more. Come Monday afternoon, I'll be in SFO absolutely anxious to touch down at BKK!
...with my my Visa, some baht, and a value pack of gummy bears. Aka the essentials.