Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Moving back to a place I've never lived

I was incredibly surprised to find myself without tears or sadness as my little Subaru drove out of Missoula on Sunday. I was expecting at least a few tears to fall, but none did. As we drove away from Missoula I just felt more and more excited about heading to Peru. I'm not sure exactly how long it took us to get to Lebanon, Oregon - where my parents live - but the trip was mostly uneventful. It was kind of amazing to see all my worldly possesions packed into the back of a Subaru and a Chevy pickup truck. Now that's impressive. Of course, I still feel the overwhelming feeling that I could get rid of a lot more, but doubt I'll take the time in the next few days to look through it all.

Speaking of overwhelmed, it feels like every time I check something off the list of things to do, I add something else. Also, I still have two big purchases - one for sunglasses and another for a digital camera - I lost mine a couple of months ago. Hence the reason I have yet to post any pictures on this blog, which is one of my main purposes for it in the first place. Packing is going to be interesting. I currently have all the clothes and stuff I plan on taking to Peru scattered all over guest bedroom here in my parent's house. I don't know how I'm going to fit it all.

On a total random thought, I bought some tea tree oil today. I'm not sure how useful it will be, but I'm about to find out. I often hear about lice and bug bites so I figured tea tree oil is a good lice killer and bug bite healer. But man, there's still a ton to do. I wish tea tree oil could do something about that.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Today is a good day!

So ever since I found out about my assignment in Peru my emotions have been wavering between joy, sadness, fear, excitement. The whole gamut really. Now I'm an emotional girl, moody if you will, but I've been somewhat overwhelmed lately by the amount of fear I have about leaving family and friends to go live in another country where I don't speak the language for over two years. On many a day, I'm truthfully - freaking out! But today is a good day. I feel ready to tackle any challenge. I feel like learning a new language will be a breeze. I feel like the world is my oyster. Today is a good day. But we'll just have to take it one day at a time, and that means that who knows how I'll feel tomorrow.