As I sit here watching House Hunters International, I can't help but think that in 4 very short months I'll be moving to Ireland for 2 years. I've watched these shows religiously for the last few years and always admired the courage it took to pick up and leave everything behind. Here I am, soon to do the very same thing.
I have been working literally day and night between jobs in an effort to save as much of a cushion as humanly possible. I am beyond exhausted but the prospect of working part time and travelling for 2 years has me motivated! I am overwhelmed with both nervousness and excitement and realize that 4 months is very little time for what I'm about to do. I have so much to accomplish in a short time and definitely have started to feel the pressure.
I am thoroughly looking forward to the opportunity to explore a new culture, see beautiful places and things, and meet some amazing people. Despite the fact that this is about as far outside my comfort zone as I can imagine, it is unusually satisfying at the same time. I'm nervous as hell but so excited to experience everything.
I imagine I'll be freakin' in a few months, but for now I'm enjoying the nervous excitement I'm feeling!
This morning I woke up and my first thought of the day was a reminder that I was leaving in 5 months. 5 months is both a long time and really no time at all when you consider the scope of the change I'll be engaging in. I'm already racking my brain trying to figure out everything I need to accomplish over the next couple of months prior to leaving and I can honestly say, my brain is on overload.
I'm in the process of selling off some of my appliances to help add some more funds to my bank account and I'm also working on getting maps and such together so i can start learning streets and spots to remember prior to my arrival. I definitely want to be prepared so that I don't allow myself to become overwhelmed when I get off of the plane in my new home. I'm sure I'll be overwhelmed regardless, but the thought of being prepared is a good one.
I am so excited for this opportunity and I will be keeping you all updated on how things are going as we wind down to my date of departure. :)