Monday, January 12, 2009


It's strange... I am so incredibly excited, yet it still doesn't feel real. I know when I get there things will start to click, but right now I am anxious, bored, eager. I feel like I am wasting time, which is stupid because I won't see my family or friends from home for five months.

There's the obvious thing, of course, that I am going to miss her more than I can possibly express. And it's hard because I am sitting here bored for a week and she is already gone. But still, there is something inside me that is certain that things will turn out just fine.

A couple more things:

2.) Hermanus
3.) Robben Island
4.) Kruger (Safari)
5.) Victoria Falls (maybe)
6.)Crystal Pools
7.) Beach... all the time

It's strange thinking about this trip because it is just such a new different place. It's such a long time, and I honestly cannot understand completely how long five months really is. I am excited for change, for growth, for a completely new place, but part of me loves where I'm at right now. Part of me wants things to stay just the way they are. Again, I just know that getting down there will change all of this, but it's difficult when all I'm doing is sitting around wondering, waiting.

Saturday means the end of comfort, complacency. But it also means excitement.

1 comment:

  1. I miss you Jamie. It's so exciting... I don't blame you for being anxious, but I know you're going to freak out in many different ways when you get there (one part overwhelmed, one part shocked, ten parts thinking "this is really cool!!!") I love you :-)