So today is my last day in the U.S. before I leave for my journey across the western hemisphere and there has been a lot of excitement mixed with a little anxiety over the past few days.
After spending a weekend trying to finish all of my pre-trip assignments (that took much longer than I thought possible) I was looking forward to a nice day to relax and hang out with my friends and family before I left. Unfortunaely, I completely forgot about all the last minute shopping and packing that I still had to do. So that is pretty much how I spent today.
But while I was shopping for gifts for the families I will be living with and bug spray strong enough to kill tarantulas the reality that I’m leaving home for 2 months and going to places to experience once in a lifetime opportunities set in. This morning I felt exhausted and just wanted to sleep, but now I’m wired and probably won’t get more than 2 hours of sleep tonight. Even the food coma that I should be going into from eating way too much at Benihana’s for my goodbye dinner probably won’t help me get to sleep, but i’ll probably just sleep on the planes tomorrow and wake up in Ecuador!
My final thought for now is that one of the things I’m most excited about is meeting my family for the next 4 weeks and their dog. I can’t wait to see what life is like in Ecuador and have a great time!
Posted on August 25th, 2009 by gregory-maggio
Filed under: Gregory Maggio