First Stop: Airport

I am currently sitting in the KCI airport contemplating the combination of a gurgling stomach and an upcoming plane flight. For me, I always get nervous before a trip. When the airplane takes off, my stomach settles down.

I think that part of the stress from before a trip comes from my need to plan extensively. I like to put together a detailed trip before I leave. Unlike most of my trips in the past, this one has a lot of uncertainty. I don’t know much about the area. I don’t know when my classes are. I don’t know anything about my roommates.

Despite the amount I don’t know about this trip, I do know a lot of what to expect. I was very lucky to have my dad there to help me out with getting everything put together and figure everything out. He helped me put together everything, including this blog.

I am going to miss home while I’m gone. This is the longest trip I’ve ever taken. My mom and dad both drove me to the airport, and we grabbed some breakfast at Cracker Barrel.


Preparing for Peru

After spending the day wading through paperwork and technicalities, I have decided to post my first blog post.

I am going on a study abroad trip this summer. From July 3 until August 11, I will be studying in Cusco, Peru. When my dad suggested starting my own blog for my trip, I thought it was a great idea. It seems like something that will help me to remember more of the trip as individual events, instead of a giant blur of Peru.

So far, I have been trying to prepare for my trip. I have come to the point where it feels like I am constantly forgetting something. Hopefully the something I end up forgetting will be a toothbrush instead of my laptop!

For now, I just hope that my cat can manage without me!

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