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One week from today…

It is incredible how fast the time has gone! A year ago I was talking with my parents about the Augustana in Australia program, and now I am starting to pack for the trip because we leave a week from today!

I am extremely excited to begin this new journey in my life but I am also nervous and anxious for the experience. While two months does not seem like a long period of time, especially for a college student, I know that in these next two months I will greatly miss my family and friends from home. Communicating with home will be a challenge while in Australia but as part of the experience, I will hopefully learn to adopt a “no worries” attitude and just go with the flow.

I have heard some wonderful things about Sydney and I am eager to see the city for myself. I am looking forward to being placed out of my comfort zone and try new things, like eating a kangaroo pizza, holding a snake at the zoo or even sky diving over the Great Barrier Reef. Whatever the adventure that Australia brings, I will be sure to keep an open mind and positive attitude throughout the trip.

For now, my biggest challenge will be fitting everything into 2 suitcases…see you all in Australia!

One Response to “One week from today…”

  1. Looking forward to hearing from you through your blog–great job so far! Hope that the journey so far has been fun!
    Karen Petersen

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