Graduation has come and gone, and I must say it was a day full of weird weird emotions. I said to myself a total of 18 times (yes, I counted) "do not trip, do not trip I swear to Buddha Chelsea if you trip right now your entire life is over, do not trip".. but hey, I didn't trip! I was lucky enough to be sitting in a position where I could see my parents smiling the entire time, which really made the four years of hard work, coffee, coffee and coffee completely worth it.
Graduating college, moving out of the house I lived in with 3 of my best friends for 2 years and moving back to Syracuse in the same day took a lot out of me. I celebrated graduating and new beginnings with a solid three hour nap on my couch with my dog, but for those of you who know me, I'm sure you wouldn't expect anything less. As the big, long, scary day of travel nears, I'm starting to wonder how each day is going to pan out while I'm in Chile.
Primary Question: Will my host family have a dog?
Secondary Question(s): When can I meet my Chilean students?
When can I see Naiomi? (my wonderful, beautiful Chilean pen pal)
Do my host family members like to take naps?
Packing is an event that I am ever so famous for procrastinating until the hours prior to travel. I like to think that being a last-minute-Louise creates an atmosphere of quick work and efficiency. I found this ham in my suitcase approximately 40 seconds after getting it out to stare at it until I begin packing. Unfortunately, it looks like the typical "bring me in your suit case!" thing isn't going to work out here, considering the suitcase he's sitting in is one of the biggest ones on the market.
With love, always.