Tuesday, May 16, 2006

i'm not nervous...

I'm Feeling: like skipping out of my last 55 minutes of work
Background Noise: Don't Let Me Get Me by Pink

I leave for France a week from tomorrow - plans are starting to materialize, budgets being set (I'm going on a grant that pays for the whole trip, but I do have to tell them where their money is being spent. Go figure). Kate is starting to be real nervous. Seems a little infantile to me, but getting on a plane by myself and ending up in a country where people speak French instead of English makes me nervous. I feel like I'm going to get lost, mugged, have my wallet stolen, or some other horrible something that will reinforce my notion that I am incapable of foreign travel on my own. But really - it will all probably go just fine, and I'll come back feeling all proud and accomplished (what a big girl!)

What bums me out right now is that being nervous is eclipsing my excitement. I should be excited. Not sweaty. Posted by Picasa

4 thoughts:

Julie said...

I'm so excited for you! I'll be sure to pray for you and I'll let our prayer warior, Michael, know about it too. What's the trip for?

Katie said...

I'm visiting a study abroad program while it's in session - I'll be in Montpellier, France for about 8-9 days. I'm excited and nervous (really only about the travel part, so once I get there, I should be fine) - it's on the Mediterranean Sea and should be just gorgeous! Plus, it's all-expenses-paid by the grant I got, so that's even better!!

Julie said...

Wow! That sounds so exciting! Good for you for trying something crazy. I know you can do it and you'll have a great experience.

Kaycee said...

That's so cool!!! I know what you mean about the language thing, that is probably what freaks me out about international travel the most..... the "what if something happens and no one can understand me" factor. I am sure everything will go great though! Have a blast!!!