I am a giant bundle of nerves. I haven't even been on an airplane in over 5 years. I will have traveled by automobile, and train, and through tunnel under the earth before I ever even get to the airport. Making a stop over in a place I have never been on route to a place I have never been, to see a person I have never seen, and I am doing it all alone. I woke up today to find an empty house. Suit cases had been retrieved from the attic for my use, and there was a little post-it note attached to a bundle of money for me. A gift of extra money for my trip. I have traveled great distances alone before. I have traveled by much harder means. Be it on foot through snow covered woods with a heavy pack on my back, cross country bus trip, or piloting a boat down a river, but I have never had such anticipation. I expect to find outstreached arms waiting for me when I get there. I feel like my future will be different from this day forward, and I don't know what that means yet.